Above is the Sandia Brocade dahlia. I have such mixed opinions about this variety. The blooms and colors of this plant are absolutely gorgeous. The flowers are numerous, and I absolutely adore the anemone shape. However, I’ve found that they lose their petals very quickly here in my yard. I have yet to be able to pick any of these flowers with the open center (as pictured) and with petals in tact for flower arrangements.
The Isabel dahlia is finally starting to bloom. As anticipated, I am TOTALLY JAZZED. Seriously, look at those colors!!! This dahlia is the pretty shade of purple with these amazing tones of peach/orange throughout. Definitely one of my top favorites from this season.