THE GROWING WORLD OF DAHLIAS
GIANT-FLOWERED DECORATIVE DAHLIAS
Decorative dahlias have fully double blooms showing no disc. The ray florets are generally broad and flat and may be involute for no more than 75% of their length (longitudinal axis) or slightly twisted, and usually bluntly pointed
Giant-Flowered Decorative Dahlias have blooms usually over 10" (254mm) in diameter
The following list includes the varieties listed by the NDS in 2018.
(Lil.) indicates a lilliput dahlia, which is usually less than 15 inches (45cms) in height and with flowers not normally bigger than 2 inch diameter.
(Dw.B.) indicates a dwarf bedding variety which does not normally exceed 24 inches (60cms) in height
C. indicates suitable as a cut flower, ie it has long wiry stems.
E. indictes the variety is suitable for exhibition purposes.
G. indictes suitable for general garden use.
P. indicates the variety is suitable for growing in pots or patio containers.
Syn indicates a synonym, which may be either a horticultural synonym or one where blooms are considered indistinguishable from each other.
Some examples of Giant Decoratives
Last updated November 25, 2017
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