The soft yellow flowers of the hybrid Dahlia ‘Mystic Illusion’ is worth the buy. I grew this plant and sadly left it at my former gardens. It’s an annual in my area but it has a show of soft buttery flowers all summer. It grew equally well in the garden or container. Here you see it with the black leaves making a monochromatic statement with the Black-eyed Susans Rudbekia hecti ‘Summer Soltice’. Summer Soltice is another winner in my book! They are Proven Winners plants. http://www.provenwinners.com/
I took these pictures at the Azalea Garden Inn of Blowing Rock, NC just this past summer.
Jimmie Knoll and her husband are owners of the Inn. Jimmie does all this herself. She is a delightful person and I highly recommend you go visit. They are suppose to get a web address soon and I will let you know right away. This little log cabin sits right in the middle of the property. If you would like to see more, you can visit my sidebar under Blowing Rock.
Jimmie has several Black-eyed Susan varieties and they all look warm, sunny, and inviting. I do love a mass planting of one color and she does that so well.