Novelty Dahlia 'Red Rock' is one of Pam's Faves this season...this is what she has to say:
The first time I saw this cute dahlia, it was like love at first sight. The white tips on top of each deep scarlet petal made me smile. Makes a perfect cut flower and is great for beds and borders. A deer resistant dahlia that is a winner all around.
This dazzling Dahlia looks like fireworks in motion. The dramatic, deep red petals, each tipped with white, are an explosion of colour.
Decorative Dahlias have layer upon layer of fully double flat florets which are broad and blunt-ended. Expect blooms up to 10 in - 25 cm in diameter. 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.