It’s a cold, rainy and generally gloomy Saturday in Cincinnati. I’ve managed to get a few errands done, but all I want to do is curl up and keep warm. Maybe do a bit of needlepoint…
Then there appeared a bright spot – the blooming of a spectacular Autumn-colored dinner plate dahlia!! It loves the miserable weather. A gorgeous reminder that even a dark and damp Fall day can be beautiful!!
The abundant flower clusters of this repeat-blooming Floribunda are of a novel, smoky-russet hue that makes it a standout, while also blending well with other colors. It looks great in a cottage garden, and bees are attracted to their yellow “target”!
Cooler weather brings out the smoky tones in its 3 1/2-inch, ruffled double flowers. Growing 2-4ft tall with glossy green leaves and bushy habit, Cinco de Mayo™ is equally suited for use as a specimen in a border or for mass planting. A 2009 All-America Rose Selections winner.