Welcome to the Montana Dahlia Society website!

We appreciate your interest in our society and welcome you to our site. This website is run by the society for all those interested in learning about growing and showing dahlias in beautiful Big Sky country.

nOTICE: tHE MONTANA DAHLIA SOCIETY WEBSITE WILL BE UNAVAILABLE EFFECTIVE JUNE 30, 2019. AFTER THAT DATE, PLEASE LOOK FOR US ON FACEBOOK!

 

Membership

The Montana Dahlia Society is one of approximately 75 societies affiliated with the American Dahlia Society, dedicated to the research and development of the Dahlia. As a member of MDS you will receive a copy of our monthly Newsletter “Tana Tuber Topics” as well as receive the assistance of experienced Dahlia growers who are very willing to share information. The society usually meets at 1:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month.

Keep up with the latest happenings and activities. Membership is on a calendar year basis with dues payable by December 10th of each year. American Dahlia Society dues are offered at a reduced rate if paid with MDS dues.

 

Membership Application

 

2019 Classification Changes for Micro Dahlias

Due to a 5-year trial (2019-2024) of Micro dahlias, any cultivar known to be a Micro size that was listed as “normal” size dahlia in the 2018 Classification and Handbook of Dahlias has been added to the 2019 classification change list. 

If you are planning to enter any of these cultivars in the 2019 shows, be sure to put the correct classification number on your entry tag. These cultivars may be shown at Montana Dahlia Society shows in Section 946 - Special Show Exhibit!

 

2018 Cultivar Name 2019 Size Color Class
7308 SUITZUS JULIE 7408 MWL L
8001 JACS KYLE 8101 MPE W
8002 ELISE 8102 MPE Y
8005 ELVIRA 8105 MPE DP
8011 CONNOR 8111 MPE BR
8013 KAILI 8113 MPE DB
8605 U2 ANIA 8705 MNO DP
9005 JACS AUDIE L 9105 MCO DP
9006 PROCHE AMI 9106 MCO R
9008 U2 DREW 9108 MCO L
9009 JACS BANJO 9109 MCO PR
9011 LAKE HILLS PHRED 9111 MCO BR
9012 U2 ZACHARY 9112 MCO FL
9013 KELSEY DAY GLOW 9113 MCO DB
9013 KELSEY RADIANCE 9113 MCO DB
9013 U2 FIRE  9113 MCO DB
9014 CHER AMI  9114 MCO V
9014 JACS FRECKLES 9114 MCO V
9014 JACS ZOOM 9114 MCO V

 

 

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Upcoming Events

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Note: Check the "Calendar" page for a complete list of events.

Alpen Bill

U2 Vaida

Bill McClaren's smallest dahlia with a plant height of approximately 14" and a 1.25" diameter bloom. It scored 92.8 in the ADS Seedling Bench evaluation, and was introduced in 2013. Bill believed this would set the standard for the "Micro" classes.

 

U2 Drew

U2 Drew

Introduced in 2013, this Micro Dahlia scored in ADS Seedling Bench evaluations and won Best Collarette in several shows.