Almost Wordless Wednesday–8/28/13–Dahlia Double Take

Dahlia 'Hilltop Mimi'

Dahlia ‘Hilltop Mimi’

‘Hilltop Mimi’, hybridized by Buddy Dean of Hilltop Gardens, was shown at the August meeting of the Carolinas Dahlia Society in Cashiers, North Carolina.

6 thoughts on “Almost Wordless Wednesday–8/28/13–Dahlia Double Take

  1. Carol Granger

    Beautiful, every petal.

    Ever been to the dahlia garden at Haywood Community College in Clyde, NC.? Outstanding !
    Try the rose garden at Lake Junaluska, same area.

  2. ginnytalbert

    Marian, no question about it, this one is gorgeous! I love the symmetry of the petals.
    In 40+ years of gardening, I’ve never grown dahlias til this year. I ordered some plants online and the box arrived with 3 free dahlias thrown in. Stuck ‘um in the dirt (cuz ya can’t throw away free plants, right?). My fave of the 3 has a blossom the size of a small cantaloup, with twisted petals that lack symmetry and are cream on one side and rosy red on the other. It’s called “Nick Sr.” and I’m hooked! It’s a wild looking thing that reminds me of Chihuly glass sculpture! Do you grow them?


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