|Dahlias: many sizes, shapes and colors|
At Lynch Creek Farm, where you can buy dahlia tubers at reasonable prices (and a host of incredible dahlia bargains if you shop overstock dahlias and dahlia collections), there are literally hundreds of varieties to choose from.
|Yellow Bird is typical of collarette dahlias.|
Consider your location. If your area is windy or you get heavy summer rains, you'll do better with small-flowered and low-growing varieties. Look at miniature dahlias, whose blooms are up to four inches across. It's best to avoid the ball dahlias for windy and rainy areas, and focus on dahlias with a flatter bloom. The waterlily dahlias are a good choice of dahlias for windy areas, as are cactus dahlias and the Mad Blogger's favorites, the sturdy collarette dahlias.
|The Premier Cut Flower collection|
is a bargain for growers.
|Just Married has amazing form and color.|
|Love purple? Worton Blue Streak|
is the dahlia for you.