Friday, July 30, 2010

Dinnerplate Dahlia

Dinnerplate Dahlia
Dahlia 'Kelvin Floodlight'

The Dahlias are really starting to bloom. The heat roughed them up a bit but most of them made it through it okay. ‘Kelvin Floodlight’ is an old cultivar (introduced in 1959) and a personal favorite. The flowers are literally huge getting up to 12 inches across. The color is a deep yellow that really shines when the sun hits it. It is usually easy to snag a good picture of this Dahlia since it seems to have its own lighting system. This is one Dahlia that pinching off the side buds has resulted in larger flowers.

1 comment:

Lui said...

Hauntingly beautiful!