Saturday, March 13, 2010

Waterlily Dahlias

A final bit of Dahlia mania.... This is the waterlily type so called for its resemblance to waterlilies or Lotus. The flowerheads are double with relatively few broad ray florets, which are flat, or slightly incurved or recurved along their margins, giving the bloom a flattened or shallow appearance. Blooms are classified according to their size, and include miniature, small and medium-flowered ones.


  1. Lovely! The blooms in that first shot do look just like lotus blossoms -- minus the mud. :)

  2. I think they are just beautiful and the blooms sure live up the the water lily name. The pink/purple one is gorgeous.