This very hardy dahlia
I ordered some wine coloured dahlias and received an unexpected orange one in the bag - see attached pic. It's the most bullet-proof plant in my garden - thriving in heat wave temperatures. The wine coloured ones came up much later and are much smaller and weaker.I've come to love this orange dahlia for being such a survivor, even though it's not my favourite colour.When I asked the nursery to i.d. it, they just called it a mistake. Is it some species throwback? It's about 2 ft high and started blooming in mid spring. I'd love to order it in different colours.