These other forms are Waterlily, Anemone, and Orchids.
Here are a few examples of the different dahlia forms in my garden. I don't have singles, but most of the other types are included.
The Formal and Informal Decorative Dahlias can range in size from 3.5" - 12" (and occasionally larger) blooms, and plant heights ranging from 2.5 ft - 6ft or taller in some gardens.
Kenora Lisa is a B (6-8") sized Formal Decorative dahlia
Cafe au Lait is a B-sized Informal Decorative dahlia
Red Hat is a BB (4-6") sized Informal Decorative dahlia
The blooms of Cactus, Semi-cactus, and Incurved Cactus forms can also range from 3.5-12"
Hollyhill Starburst is a BB-sized Cactus
Skipley Bonanza is a B-sized Incurved Cactus
AC Ben is an AA (over 10") sized Semi-cactus
Ball Dahlias are not officially sized, but are usually in the 3.5-4.5" range, occasionally larger. And there are Mini-Balls, which are 2" - 3.5"
Valley Rust Bucket - Ball Dahlia
Felinda Ornament - Ball Dahlia
Hollyhill Pixie - Mini-ball
Pom Dahlias are the smallest ball forms, and are under 2.5"
Ginger Willo - Pom
Waterlily forms are also not officially sized, and usually range from 3.5" to 6"
Kelgai Anne - Waterlily Dahlia
Patricia Anne's Sunset - Waterlily Dahlia
Orchid Dahlias are a favorite of mine, with small star-shaped blooms of 2-4"
Verone's Morning Star
Anemone Dahlias are also smaller blooms: 2-3.5"
Lucky Ducky - Anemone Dahlia
Rock Star - Anemone Dahlia
Novelty Dahlias are the oddballs that don't fit in elsewhere, and they usually have smaller blooms.
River's Novelty is a double orchid bloom
Valley Porcupine - the petals curve backward instead of the usual forward curve.
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