WorcesterPark Posts: 94
I have trouble identifying whether some of my dahlia's are balls or pompons (or is it pom poms?!)
I know pompons are supposed to be smaller than balls.
The first pic below - pink with yellow centre - is this a pompon?
Second pic - the red dahlia is larger - is this a ball?
Many thanks for any help!
Hi Worcester Park. I was wondering about this too, it's a good question. I got a packet of dahlias that were labelled 'pompom'. Here is the tuber packet:
and here are some of the actual dahlias which look a bit like yours?
So I think these are all pom-poms. I think for a ball it might have to be much tighter knit? But not 100% sure about this!
I also found this web page: http://www.eurodahlia.com/dahlia-guide/beginners-guide-to-dahlia-classification
It says the petals have to be more involuted for a ball and that the pom poms are more miniature. But this is confusing because with mine, the yellow flower is bigger than the maroon and pink-white one, which would possibly make it a ball.
Many thanks for replying wakeshine, that's helpful. I'm glad it's not just me that's a bit confused! :-)