Saturday, May 29, 2010

Aspen Semi Cactus Dahlia


Semi Cactus Dahlia
Dahlia 'Aspen'
(DAHL-ya)

This is the first to the Dahlias to start blooming. It has an unusual appearance with the slight twisting of the petals. The petals seem to form a bit of an odd angle on some of the flowers. It is a nice bright, clear white and the yellow center stands out in a good way.

‘Aspen’ was introduced in 1989 by the famous Verwer Dahlias company. The tag said 12 to 18 inches tall but it has gotten there already and looks like it is going to get taller.

4 comments:

jams o donnell said...

THat is a beauty. It's been too long since I visited your blog. I am going to qadd you to my blog list so I don't forget.

Rainforest Gardener said...

What a nice shot. This one seems like an ideal candidate for a macro!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Very pretty. I'm partial to the cactus dahlias anyway, but I really like that twist that 'Aspen' has.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Hi jams, I felt the same way about your blog.

Rainforest, Dahlias are one of the best and easiest flowers to photograph. They have a built in lighting systems sometimes.

Hi Kim, Thanks for stopping by. The twisting is more pronounced on some flowers and really looks good.