'Bristol Stripe' is one of Pam's Faves this season...this is what she has to say:
I’m a huge fan of Dahlias, the bigger the better! Bristol Stripe is that kind of flower. Each one has its own unique colouring that will remind you of peppermint candies. The wonderful thing about Dahlias is that they bloom well into the fall so you’ll have plenty of ‘treats’ to pick from!
These huge blooms are a crisp white with one of a kind vibrant raspberry splashes and speckles throughout. It looks amazing planted in containers and beds with Tsuki Yori and Thomas Edison.
Are you looking for huge flowers? If so, then these extra large versions of the Decorative Dahlia are definitely the right choice. With flower heads the size of dinner plates (9-11 in, 23-28 cm) they're certainly a feast for the eyes! Originating from Mexico and Guatemala, these were the flowers of Inca kings and despite their royal origins Dahlias are amongst the easiest plants to grow in the garden.
They are a wonderful source of cut flowers and will provide a veritable cornucopia of colourful blooms for your bouquets from mid summer until the first frost. Hardy as they are, Dahlias are susceptible to cold so be careful not to plant them too early and be sure to dig them up after the first frost and store them in a frost-free place.