Monday, September 19, 2011

Dahlia 'Heat Wave'

Like Tulip 'Red Shine' for the September garden, Dahlia 'Heat Wave' can be seen from a mile away... or at least all the way from the far stop sign across from our house.

Dahlia 'Heat Wave' with Canna 'King Humbert'; both float above the young pink Japanese Anemones.
 They are balanced by the deep red edges of Canna 'King Humbert' in our Front Walk. Red needs something to tie it down to the landscape a bit, in my opinion.
Just after a light autumn rain.
Dahlia 'Heat Wave' with Canna 'King Humbert' and Spirea 'Goldflame'.
 They began flowering in August (see GBBD August 2011) but are really driving strong through September.

 For more on their situation in the Front Walk at Gilmore Gardens, read the Garden Blogger's Bloom Day post for September 2011.


  1. Beautiful!!! The red is so bright and gorgeous! That must brighten your day each time you see it.

  2. These are beautiful - and I love them with the canna. I bet a lot of people do stop to enjoy looking at them.

  3. Red is my favourite color and this dahlia is red at its very best . Beautiful!

  4. you have a beautiful garden that leaves me green with envy! well done!

  5. I have never tried growing Dahlia but always admire it in my mother's garden and now yours. It is stunning with such an intense red color! I may have to try it next year.

  6. I love it. What a gorgeous red.

  7. I do like dahlias and the rich colours they come in. Wow! I think Heatwave is living up to it's name I can feel it's warmth from here!


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