Enormous. Yes, it's real. I know, it's real name is Emory Paul, but it was sold to me as something else entirely, and when this thing came out of the ground, I thought it might start saying "feed me Seymour" I think my name is much more fitting. 14-inch flower on a 4 foot plant. Not for the beginner dahlia grower, please. Takes a LONG season to achieve blooms.