Both of the above are fantastic summer focal flowers but I prefer one for reasons I will go into below.
Dahlias were my first flower love. I used to see visions of their petals like fireworks when I would close my eyes. Dahlias will absolutely stop me in my tracks. They are extraordinary flowers!
and, I'm Team Rose.
It took me several years to come to this place, let me explain myself.
Dahlias in arid zones are not very happy. They evolved in a climate with high light, mild temperatures, and lots of humidity.