This dahlia season was definitely one about which I was very excited. After winning an ebay auction full of new-to-me tubers, I was so eager to see the new varieties I had acquired. This year, I was able to grow David Howard dahlia for the first time. From the beautiful foliage to the color, it did not disappoint. Let’s take a closer look at the blooms –
Though I did a really bad job of staking the plants this year, David Howard dahlia grew tall and was absolutely covered in blooms. As you can see, the blooms themselves are this really bright orange color with a slight hint of salmon.
Now that October is here, I’m totally loving how festive and welcoming these blooms look in my flower border. We haven’t had our first frost yet, but I’m doing my best to let all of my dahlia plants go to seed so that we can have some really interesting new plants next season.
After letting the plants open completely, I was happy to see the abundance of curly looking petals towards the center. I know most people prefer that their dahlias don’t have open centers, but I personally love them! What do you think? Have you grown David Howard dahlia before? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below!