Best known for their roses, the Delbard family have also been breeding dahlias of unparallelled beauty at their nursery about three and half hours south of Paris for over sixty years.
This is a 2010 release, "Canaries", blooming here at The Drip, Mudgee for the first time this year.
Unfortunately we neglected to stake this huge plant and shortly after producing its first bloom it fell over, snapping the stem at ground level. Damn! The "Manana, manana" approach to gardening does not work. Hopefully the tubers will reshoot and we won't have lost this treasure from The Cutflower Garden. For more on The Cutflower Garden click here.