Are you thinking you might like to grow a fuchsia, gold, or burgundy dahlia? Hopefully this guide helps you be able to identify the colors you like and how to buy blooms in this color family.
The American Dahlia Society(ADS) uses color codes to designate each bloom into groupings of a color family. There are 15 color classes in the ADS system. The ADS classification is set by a 4 digit number. The last 2 digits represent the cultivar’s color; while the first 2 digits represent the bloom size and/or form.
These colors all have ADS color chips which are used to determine the color classification for a new cultivar or seedling. Within each color category, there are between 9 and 36 color chips, so not all oranges are the same shade of orange.
To see more example of each color category, click on the links below: