Every year, I see dozens of flower bulbs that I have never seen before: if I count all the new varieties and seedlings I encounter, I would end up having met hundreds of new varieties every single year. They pass me by and I try to judge them as well as I can in a short timeframe, and the ones that stand out are the ones that I will find myself thinking about later. Lou Farman was one of those for me: this Dahlia was burned into my memory right away, I can remember the day I saw this flower for the first time very clearly. The weather was nice and I was going through my Dahlias barefoot, as I like to do in summer, and the grower I met made a comment about that. But about Lou Farman: she caught my attention with beautiful colours, large flowers, and thin stems. The dark colour of the stems really complements the lilac flowers, and she looks good outside in the garden as well as inside in a vase. The picture if elegance, if you ask me!