Dahlia Time – Some of my favorite flowers are Dahlias. Now, when my Daylilies are all but spent, it is finally the time for late summer flowers, These beauties are here with such a wide variety of colors and shapes. Native to Mexico, they are not very hardy in my Northwest climate, and the tubers need to be dug up at the end of summer. Here are a few of the dahlias I have in my garden.
I love my Pink and White Dahlia. I don’t think I have ever known its name. I have all of my dahlias in pots, since I don’t have a bed large enough to put them in.
The dark purple dahlia is called Thomas Edison Dahlia. I love the deep purple of this one. (It is a much darker purple than shows up in this photo). I bought it two years ago in the Seattle Home And Garden Show. Still, it wasn’t the elusive near blue that I wanted.
Light purple. Worton Blue Dahlia. I love the color of this one…nearly blue….well, lavender anyway. This is about as close as you can get to blue. I bought this last year at a Dahlia Farm.
The next one is a Red and Yellow Pinwheel Dahlia.
Purple and White Pinwheel Dahlia. I just bought this one and I forgot the name already. Of course the name is blurred. I really have to do a better job of marking my plants.
Cheyenne. I love this hot Orange Spider Dahlia. I saw this on a garden tour, but couldn’t find out the name. It took awhile, but I found this one which looks like what I saw.
I love the contrast of the Magenta Dahlia with Purple Foliage. I have seen another with purple foliage that has bright orange flowers. That is a stunner as well.
And the Magenta Dahlia With Puff Center is an unusual beauty.
The yellow and pink one is Peaches and Dreams and is one of our new acquisitions from last year’s dahlia farm excursion.
This Pale Pink Dahlia is sure a beauty. It has not yet bloomed this year.
My Purple and White Dahlia is one of my favorites. We thought that we had lost this one, but this year, here it is again, putting on quite a display this summer.
We have three new dahlias that have not yet bloomed, but here are some photos that we took last year at the dahlia farm where we purchased them.
The first is a White Dahlia With Yellow Center
A Light Orange Dahlia
I don’t have a photo of the third one.