Rediscovering Heirloom Dahlias

Drawn to the rich colors of the Victorian flower varieties, this heirloom gardener is carefully breeding and recreating forgotten heirloom dahlias.

Out of this breed, ‘Roughwood Empress’ — which is an extraordinary glowing pink — I recently created ‘Roughwood Lydia’, a dahlia that may represent one of the richest salmon pinks around.
Photo by Rob Cardillo