This year, I've received a frustrating number of Dahlia tubers that are not what they should be.
And yes, they're from reputable suppliers.
When a dormant tuber arrives, it's impossible to tell what it is so all are given the same care to get them going from March. Compost, water, space, love...
Eventually, months later, the first flowers bloom. Always exciting to see a new variety - but so disappointing when it isn't what was ordered.
Several have been so poor, they've already been dumped!
This one isn't the raspberry coloured confection I hoped for but at least it's a nice colour, has strong stems for cutting & lasts well. It's a keeper. (just as well - there are 10 plants).
Anybody recognise it & know the name?
I would be so pleased if you could tell me so it can be labelled correctly for next year please. It isn't anything I've grown before. At the moment it's known as 'the mystery bright peachy yellow big ball' & I'm sure it deserves better than that!
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.