Recommendations for dark-flowered Dahlias?
I tried Arabian Nights last year, but even with good support and pinching out it was extremely floppy and straggly. Are there any sturdy dark red/pink/black dahlias that hold their heads up better? No more than 1m high, ideally even shorter...
Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
Anyone grow Mexican Star or Night Butterfly?
So far I’m thinking:
I'm surprised Arabian Nights is floppy, it does very well here. It is one of the ones that always makes it through winter left out in the garden. I have one over 15 years old that I've never moved.
@Fire, Mexican Star is a Dahlia/Chocolate Cosmos hybrid... apparently it has retained the chocolaty smell.
Dahlias do really well here and most of them stand up ok... I am sure others had difficulties with Arabian Nights flopping, I think it was @WillDB or @B3 ? Do you grow it in France or the UK, @Busy-Lizzie?