Creme de Cassis Dahlia Tuber
This 3-inch waterlily dahlia reminds me of Amazing Grey poppies, except a bit warmer in tone thanks to the bright raspberry on the undersides of the petals. But the petal-tops are such a cool-toned lavender they're almost gray. Mesmerizing.
Not super tolerant of poor soils, and tends to be on the shorter side. But the plants are stout, and a good pinch early on yields nice stems for cutting. Also excellent as a garden plant as there's constant color on the plants from late July to frost. They even seem undaunted by a lack of deadheading, and just keep blooming.
Check out her cousin, Creme di Cognac for a apricot/burgundy version.