Betty Anne Dahlia Tuber
The wee-est little pink pompon! I love Betty Anne! This heirloom is nearly 100 years old, originating in Oregon in 1928.
She's little, she's sweet, she's early, and she's abundant! She makes loads of flowers on good stems, and is great in mixed bouquets.
I love, so much, the slight green petal-reverse around her eye--so subtle and pretty, and stands in lovely contrast with her perfect rosy pink.
Not everyone's into pompons--they're obviously small, and a lot to keep harvested, and the plants are often on the shorter side--but just give them a section of their own so they don't get drowned out by bigger varieties, and embrace them as sparkle or accents in arrangements rather than focal flowers and you'll fall in love. I sell a ton of small flowers every season--sure I don't make as much per stem as on larger flowers, but I sell so many more stems of the littles, it adds up quick!