Dahlia classifications

Size of blooms

 CODE  DESCRIPTION   

  AA   (GIANT)  10" or more IN DIAMETER    

A   (LARGE)  8"-10" IN DIAMETER    

B   (MEDIUM)  6"-8" IN DIAMETER    

BB   (SMALL)  4"-6" IN DIAMETER   

  M   (MINIATURE) UP TO 4" IN DIAMETER   

  BA   (BALL) OVER 3.5" IN DIAMETER    

MB   (MINIATURE BALL)  2"-3.5" IN DIAMETER    

P   (POMPON) UP TO 2" IN DIAMETER    

MX   (MIGNON SINGLE) UP TO 2" IN DIAMETER 


Style of Bloom

 CODE  DESCRIPTION   

  AN   ANEMONE-FLOWERED  

   BA   BALL 

    C   STRAIGHT CACTUS    

CO   COLLARETTE  

   FD   FORMAL DECORATIVE 

    IC   INCURVED CACTUS 

    ID   INFORMAL DECORATIVE  

   LC   LACINIATED  

  MB   MINIATURE BALL    

MS   MIGNON SINGLE 

   N   NOVELTY  

   NO   NOVELTY OPEN    

NX   NOVELTY FULLY DOUBLE    

O   ORCHID-FLOWERING    

P   POMPON    

PE   PEONY-FLOWERING    

S   SINGLE    

SC   SEMI-CACTUS    

ST   STELLAR    

WL   WATER LILY 


Color

 CODE  DESCRIPTION 

    BI   BICOLOR   

  BR   BRONZE    

DB DARK BLEND 

    DP   DARK PINK  

   DR   DARK RED  

   FL   FLAME BLEND  

   L   LAVENDER  

   LB   LIGHT BLEND  

   OR   ORANGE  

   PK   PINK    

PR   PURPLE  

   R   RED    

V   VARIEGATED   

  W   WHITE   

  Y   YELLOW