I'm working my way though the Dahlias this week, checking all are clearly labelled & I've a photo of each variety. This Anemone-flowered beauty is Dahlia 'Soulman'.
Just now it's obvious which are which, the good ones I want to keep, & others I'll not grow again next year as they've been superseded by a new variety.
But as soon as Jack Frost visits, the plants will turn to a horrible slippery mush & I'll never tell them apart!
By planting similar colours together it pleases my eye & it saves a lot of time when cutting. I can see quickly how many of each variety are budding, likely to be ready for an event or 'Friday Flowers'.
When you've got roughly 600 Dahlias flowering like crazy in peak season, saving time matters...
Rosie Gray of Galloway Flowers. Artisan Florist & Cut Flower Farmer near Castle Douglas, in South West Scotland. Using 100% Flowers & Foliage grown in British Isles, all year round.