Plant Family / Dahlias
The rich variety of their flower colors, shapes and sizes added to their extensive blooming season, have turned dahlias into a popular addition to our landscapes. There are thousands of varieties of dahlias (!!!) and they are all classified by the shape, size and color of their flowers. Flowers can be as small as 2 inches in diameter or up to one foot. They offer an impressive range of colors, can be single-flowering or double flowering and all look gorgeous. Give them some sun and well-drained soils and they will grow nicely!
A real showstopper, Dahlia 'Akita' features huge blooms with large chrysanthemum petals in shades of dark crimson to red, blending to yellow toward their heart and tipped white on their underside. The flowers are as large as 5 in. wide (13 cm), with layers and layers of incurved petals. A dazzling dahlia that is sure to impress you as well as your neighbors!
A really eye-catching variety, Dahlia 'April Dawn' features magnificent white and pale lilac-lavender blooms with splashes of purple at the tips of their elongated petals, elegantly contrasting with their white heart. An informal decorative dahlia with flowers up to 6-8 in. wide (15-20 cm), this Dahlia is a remarkable addition to the garden and a great pastel variety for all sorts of garden situations.
If you are looking for a glamorous and spectacular Dahlia, you have found it! Award-winning Dahlia 'Babylon Rose' is an eye-catching Dinnerplate Dahlia with huge and magnificent pastel-rose blossoms adorned with dark pink splashes. The fully double flowers, up to 8 in. wide (20 cm), are shockingly gorgeous.
Dahlia 'Blue Bell' produces truly beautiful purple-blue flowers adorned with broad petals that fade to lavender-blue. The fully double flowers, up to 4-6 in. wide (10-15 cm), are borne atop strong stems from summer to frost and provide an amazing focal point in the garden or in a vase. This gorgeous dahlia grows up to 36 in. tall (90 cm) and looks amazing with other richly colored dahlias, particularly pink and tangerine ones.
Such a fabulous cocktail of color provided by award-winning Dahlia 'Bridge View Aloha' with its profusion of spectacular bright golden flowers flushed with scarlet at their tips! The fully double flowers, up to 8 in. wide (20 cm) enjoy elongated velvety petals and are not top-heavy. We could stare into the blooms of this dahlia for days.