The name of this series is perhaps somewhat misleading. Although this is a type of dahlia that looks like the dahlias we know from descriptions and books of long ago, the collection itself is really brand-new. When breeding them, one of the main criteria was to develop dahlias with a nostalgic look, dark leaves and a perfect harmony between the deeply coloured centres of the flowers and the darker foliage of the plant. The series now consists of about six or seven refreshing, natural-looking colours with the intention of having them planted in a sunny spot in the border of the romantic garden against the foliage of such plants as conifers or grey-leafed annual or perennial plants.
The present varieties of the Classic Collection and their characteristics:
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