The Lane County Dahlia Society was thrilled to learn that Don C. a Miniature White Cactus has won the 2009 Lynn Dudley award. This award is annually given to the highest scoring minature fully double bloom on the ADS seedling bench. Don C. was hybridized by the late Dick Canning, longtime member of the Lane County Dahlia Society. This past year Don C. was grown and entered in shows throughout Oregon by Dick's son Michael Canning and by Wayne and Eleanor Shantz. Pictured above is a basket entry of Eleanor's.
Dick let the bees help him with his hybridizing efforts so the only known parent of Don C. is Mary Jo (M C Pk). Don C. will be introduced this coming year by Ted Kennedy at Hollyhill Dahlias