'Senior's Hope' is one of Elke's Faves this season...this is what she has to say:
You can’t go wrong with dahlias! With ‘Seniors Hope’ you not only have a gorgeous pallet of smokey pink-purple colours in your garden but also a fantastic fall bloomer with lots of cut flowers. These are just some of the reasons why this unique dahlia will be in my garden this season.
The lovely dusky pink-purple petals with dark burgundy centres have an old world charm about them and would pair well with Thomas Edison.
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.