Vassio Meggos’ 10″ blooms feature sweeping petals that recurve to the stem in an unusual shade of smoky lavender. In the light, the petals have an iridescent shimmer. A sport of the popular dahlia Spartacus with the same great stems and vigorous, upright growth habit, it is easy to grow and is one of most popular show flowers due to its amazing color and form. It’s also very floriferous for a large dahlia, and a favorite of my cut flower customers. These plants are tall and require sturdy stakes.