I thought this was one of the prettiest dahlias I have ever grown. And it had an opposite this year as well!
What do you think of this one?
that is amazing? It looks like one from Old House Gardens, an hierloom. Do you know the name?
I have one called "Patches" that looks similar although the white is usually very clearly white. The red and white varies from flower to flower, sometimes it fades from white to maroon in the center. Sometimes splotches like yours. I suspect it is some sort of hybrid without fixed genes (or whatever it is called in plants -- alleles?) but it is a great plant. You never know what you will see. And my blooms are rather diminutive, 3" across at best.