Good Dahlias for beginners?
I would like to try my hand at Dahlias but don't know where to begin. There are SO many varieties! I'm not sure if any are more finicky than others, so I thought I'd come here for advice. Here is what I am looking for:
-Heavy bloomer -- I'm not so much concerned with the size of the blooms as much as I am the amount of blooms. I would like something that blooms quite a bit (although good sized blooms are nice!)
-Something not TOO tall -- maybe around 3 feet or less.
-Something that is sturdy -- I realize staking is likely necessary, but the stronger the plant, the better.
Any suggestions for Dahlias like this that are also maybe a little more forgiving for a newbie like me? Also, any suggestions on where to purchase for spring of next year? TIA!!