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Dahlia ‘Beauty of Slough’

A show dahlia, white petals tipped with crimson-purple.  [Fish].  ‘Beauty of Slough’, bred by Bragg, had a full-sized, well shaped flower with a blush ground colour and markings variously described as ‘mottled lacing of crimson-purple’, and ‘strongly tipped with crimson’, although its centre was considered to be a little ‘confused’.  It was awarded a First Class Certificate at the National Floricultural Society show.  [Gard. Chron. 1853].  Among the prize takers at the great exhibition of these flowers held in Edinburgh, open to the United Kingdom, was ‘Beauty of Slough’.  [Gard. Chron. 1855].  Obviously an outstanding variety it was also a prize winner at the Grand National Dahlia Show, September 1858.  [Gard. Chron. 1858].

Horticultural & Botanical History

For more information on the botanical and horticultural history of the Florist’s Dahlia see Dahlia pinnata Cav.

History at Camden Park

Listed in Addenda to the 1857 catalogue [A.18/1857].


Published Apr 20, 2009 - 05:50 PM | Last updated Nov 27, 2011 - 02:48 PM

Figured is a very striking formal double dahlia, pale pink with deep pink edges to the petals.

Dahlia ‘Beauty of Slough’ | Florist and Fruitist p.97/1854 | BHL

Family Asteraceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

Common Name

Florists’ Dahlia

Name in the Camden Park Record

Dahlia 'Beauty of Slough'

Confidence level high