This year truly marked a first time success in the cut flower garden. While I’ve been able to grow some dahlias before, I was so happy to see that they really thrived this season. One of my unsuspected favorite varieties was the Harry Meggos dahlia – let’s take a closer look.
Though the blooms of Harry Meggos are huge, I don’t think they get any large than 10 inches. Even so, the multitude of petals is absolutely stunning. To a total garden newbie like me, seeing these massive flowers bloom felt so incredibly satisfying.
The colors of the flowers as the petals unfurl are spectacular. Even though I’ve seen this one listed as an “orange” dahlia, the colors are often more coppery and salmon-like. As the blooms continue to open, the grower is greeted with a vibrant yellow center that’s totally awesome.
Harry Meggos dahlia is definitely I plant that I intend to keep and to propagate. Have you ever grown this dahlia before? If so, I’d love to hear all about your experiences in the comments below. I hope you’re having a wonderful day!