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Do you shop on Amazon?  If yes, you can shop at in exactly the same way (same products, same prices, same service) and if you specify ADS as your charity, we will get a small percentage of each eligible sale.  This will not affect your order in any way.  Use the  “Go to” button in the banner below … See entire post.

Photo Galleries

We are trying out a new feature for the website.  If you just want to relax and look at beautiful pictures of dahlias in the photo galleries of some of our members, visit our Photo Links page.  There you will find links to Instagram, flickr, etc. galleries provided by our members.


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Color Presentation Now Available

At the 2019 Spring Planning Meeting, attendees viewed a presentation on judging and classifying the color characteristic of dahlias.  The presentation was the creation of Roger Walker and expertly presented by Terry Schroeder.   The Board thought that all members would be interested in this presentation.   It is now posted on the  Members Information Page under Instructional Information.… See entire post.

Virus Testing 2019 for Local Societies, Vendors, and Others

With the cooperation of Professor Pappu at Washington State University (WSU) and the support of the Scheetz-Chuey Foundation, the Clean Dahlia Center at WSU will test our dahlias for virus again this year.

The spirit of the testing project follows from two key observations.  First, dahlias that are tested and found to be free of virus produce tubers and plants … See entire post.

The Passing of Frank Campise


Frank mentoring other dahlia growers


It is with deepest regret that Central States Dahlia Society and the Southtown Dahlia Club report the passing of Frank Campise. Frank was a longtime member of both Chicago-based societies as well as the American Dahlia Society. He passed at 87 years (young) after a determined battle against cancer.

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Hank Solterman Passes

Hank Solterman of the Greater St. Louis Dahlia Society passed away peacefully on December 5, 2018, following a long and exhaustive battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Hank was a member of the St. Louis society for 40 years and the Ritenour Garden Club of St. Louis for even longer. In fact, it was Oliver Ruffing and Rolla Zufall – members of … See entire post.


Marco Carrasco-Ortiz, Guadalupe Munguía Lino, Arturo Castro-Castro, Georgina
Vargas-Amado, Mollie Harker, Aarón Rodríguez
Translation by Martin Král



Background and Objectives: The genus Dahlia (Asteraceae) is native to America and Mexico is its
center of diversification. Dahlia is important in ornamental horticulture, its genetic improvement
has generated more than 15,000 varieties. Mexico represents the main source of germplasm, so … See entire post.