Group 4 – Waterlily Dahlias
Waterlily dahlias have a very delicate appearance. Flower heads on this type are almost always double. The petals centre around a very tightly closed dome shaped middle with four to seven rings of fairly well spaced petals emerging from it. The overall shape of the flower is almost flat. From the side, the waterlily dahlia takes on a saucer shaped form. Petals are mainly flat or they will have a slight inward curve. Overall, the flower depth should be less than half the diameter of the bloom. Waterlily dahlias can be grown to a broad range of sizes from miniature (less than 10cm or 4 inches) to giant (more than 25cm or 10 inches).