24 September 2009

Falling for Dahlias

I've long mentally classed Dahlias with bearded iris and hybrid tea roses as plants which look great in close up photos in catalogs or in a vase, but don't really make much of a show in the garden. But looking over beds of different dahlia varieties in the MSU annual trials this year, I came across these two plants:

The plants are (unforgivably) unlabeled, but are looking ravishing -- in stark contrast to the other dahlias in the beds, which look perfectly rotten with sparse flowers on gangly plants.
My realization: Some dahlias rock. Most suck. Now to try and figure out which are which.
Anyone have recommendations?


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