My favorite dahlia pretty much depends on which one I am looking at in the moment. That said, this one has to be near the top of my list. It's a "water lily" form, and it does indeed look like the bloom you'd see on top of a water lily in a pond. Blooms are probably 4-6 inches, and dark pink with deep yellow at the base of the petals. Plant is large--going on 6 feet tall, covered with flowers. Put in the simplest of terms, I just love looking at it.