Group 3--Collerette Dahlias
Collerette type dahlias take on the form of a single dahlia but with a difference. They still retain the simple outer row of almost flat petals that can must overlap, and the centre of the flower is clearly visible as a disc. However, the disc is encircled by a ‘collar’ of small florets that create a ruffled look to the flower as a whole. Flowers are usually about 10 – 15 cm (4 – 6 inches) wide.
Dahlia Edith Jones - pictured
raspberry red with a lighter pink collar. 1.2m. EGS