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A dahlia mystery

3 growers connect through heirloom plant

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A semi-retired local attorney is collaborating with national experts to get to the root of a mystery growing in his own backyard. The parties of interest go by the monikers Mulvey, Wisconsin Red and Catherine Becker. The question is: Are they one and the same? Those are the three names given by different gardeners for a very similar, very old red dahlia. Considered rare, the dahlia has dark stems and ruby-red flowers. Jeffrey Chamberlain, an ...

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