Interesting Plant: Dahlia ‘Honka’

Interesting Plant: Dahlia ‘Honka’

This has to be the most un-Dahlia-like dahlia I have ever seen. This is a dahlia stripped to its most basic components. Certainly this is a plant for a specific place and purpose, but it did catch my eye when I saw it on Pinterest.

Dahlia honka

Discovered via Pinterest user Jill Anderson

Honka is a Star, Single Orchid, type Dahlia.  One of the most popular of its type, it has pale yellow petals and a deeper yellow disc that stand out against green foliage.  Attractive to bees and gardeners alike its merits have been recognised by the RHS Award of Garden Merit. — Pheasant Acre Plants
 
More information on Feathery Cassia (Senna artemisioides:

Previously in the Interesting Plant series: 

Interesting Plant is a series from A Gardener’s Notebook blog and podcast that highlights the most interesting plants I find in my Internet and real-world travels — Douglas

Comments are closed.