The Ball Dahlia (Dahlia sp.) is a flowering, perennial, herbaceous, tuberous plant in the Asteraceae family.
It is native to Mexico and Central America.
It grows from 90-120 centimetres (36-48 inches) tall.
The flowerhead can be a variety of colours, but it is usually pink, red, and purple. It grows to 5-25 centimetres (2-10 inches) in diameter. It is a double, globe or ball-shaped flower with blunt petals. The face of the flower can also be slightly flattened.
The Ball Dahlia blooms in summer.
Photographed in Claude Monet’s Garden, Giverny, France, September 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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