My coworker just told me that the place to see Dahlias is the Mendocino Botanical Gardens in Fort Bragg California. Per their website their garden has over one hundred varieties of Dahlias. Apparently they range in size from the small and bushy which we now have in our garden to huge cactus like flowers.
The website has a list of all of the blooms in season. Starting in August the Dahlias should be in full bloom.
I think they are new favorite flower. I am very tempted to try growing these according to the website it’s best to proprogate using cuttings or division. I wonder if the Mendocino Botanical Garden would mind if I took a few “samples”.