Late-summer gardens just aren’t complete without a few dahlias. Their beautiful flower shapes, colors and texture add something special to a border even through fall, when many perennials are winding down. Imagine the border above without its dahlias — it’s not quite the same, is it?
With hundreds of cultivars on the market, choosing the dahlias that will work best for you can be a challenge. There's more to it than simply choosing a color you like. For example, which can you plant in small spaces? Which ones mix into a perennial border well? Do some draw more butterflies? Make it easy on yourself and check out the recommendations below.