small dahlias, how to find
I'm looking for small (short and compact) dahlias, as I have a small very stuffed garden and the giant monsters take up too much space. Last year I grew some called "window box" that were quite compact and started blooming way before the big ones. I don't need too many (hope the ones I stored come through), not enough to justify an order from a dahlia specialist; or so I think.
What's an easy way to identify smaller-growing varieties? A lot of descriptions I've read show flower size but not plant size. I saw some in a reputable seed catalog called the "Gallery" series that looked promising.
I love the look of collarettes, but am not sure if just the flower is small or the plant too?