I got the ol box store switcheroo! (Lizalily!)
Bought Penelope from either OSH or my garden center because I needed a yellow/orange blend for my yellow/orange section.
Then I went online and saw some Penelope's from growers that were NOT yellow orange. In fact, Dave's garden says Penelope is Mauve, Lavender and Lilac. Now mine is blooming and it is neither - I have a rather strange combo of a dinner plate sized Reddish dahlia with gold cream edgings around the red. It almost looks like Bodacious from the side.
Lizalilly - I noticed on another thread you said you had a Penelope. What color is it?
My Q: is this common for there to be same names on dahlias or is it because some are European but many others grown in the USA and neither cares what the other side has used as names? Or did I get the old "Oops, sorry" switcheroo where the wrong tuber went in the wrong package?