The Cactus Dahlia – Dentelle Nancy – is a tuberous, herbaceous, perennial flowering plant in the Asteraceae family.
It is native to Mexico and Central America.
It grows to 30 centimetres (12 inches) tall.
The Cactus Dahlia has composite, double-bloom pinky-orange and yellow flowers with soft spiny petals that are rolled up along two-thirds of its length. It centre is yellow.
Photographed in Claude Monet’s Garden, Giverny, France, September 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls