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5 Top Midwest Dahlias

These Midwest-friendly cultivars, recommended by the West Michigan Dahlia Society, put on a stunning show from midsummer to first frost.
'Jessica' dahlia

‘Jessica’

Fiery red tips distinguish this striking cactuslike bloom. It typically grows 5 feet tall; flowers reach 6 inches in diameter.

‘Spartacus’

Great for cutting, these velvety 8- to 10-inch round blooms often win awards at dahlia competitions. 

‘Verda’

Dinner plate-size flowers adorn this classic cultivar. It’s a semicactus type, meaning its petals curve to form spiky ends.

‘Hilltop Stella’

Just in time for the Fourth of July, this festive cultivar grows 3 feet and erupts into dazzling 4-inch-diameter blooms.

‘Pam Howden’

Saucer-shape flowers resemble water lilies in shades of coral, orange and yellow. Flowers are 5 inches wide.

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