Bees and Small Dahlia Classifications

These bees sure love these little yellow dahlias. This one plant is always bustling with bees. This particular dahlia does not do well as a cut flower but would be perfect for landscaping. Next year I plan to plant this variety in front of our chicken coop. It’s going to be about the right height and width and makes a nice round plant that is always full of blooms.

I don’t know the name of this particular dahlia because it was in some free random bulbs I was given but I referenced Swan Island Dahlias classifications and I believe it is a semi-double.

Explanation from their website:

  • S: Single- Single row of flat petals surrounding a disc.
  • SD: Semi-Double- Two or more rows of petals surrounding a disc. 
  • CO: Collarette- One row of flat or slightly cupped petals surrounding a disc. These flowers have an inner set of petaloids generally generally multiple and irregular forming a collar around the disc.
  • AN: Anemone- One or more rows of petals surrounding a dense group of colored, elongated disc florets.
  • MS: Mignon Single – single row of petals, with a flower diameter under 2″


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