Dahlias are exquisite and versatile cut flowers known for their stunning blooms and wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes. They are often referred to as the "queen of the autumn garden" due to their abundant availability during the late summer and autumn season. With their captivating beauty, dahlias have become beloved flowers in the world of floristry.
Dahlias come in various alternative names, including Dahlia pinnata, Dahlia variabilis, and Dahlia hybrids. They display an extensive color palette, offering shades of red, pink, orange, yellow, purple, and white, among others. The flower heads can vary from small and delicate to large and showy, with intricate petal formations that resemble pompoms, waterlilies, or decorative cacti.
While some dahlias may have a subtle fragrance, most are known for their visual impact rather than scent. Their seasonal availability starts in late summer and extends through the fall, making them popular choices for late-season bouquets, arrangements, and displays.
Dahlias are grown in various regions around the world, including the Americas, Europe, and Asia. As cut flowers, dahlias have a relatively short vase life, but they can be enjoyed for several days with proper care. Regular water changes, trimming the stems at an angle, and placing them in a clean vase with flower food can help extend their freshness.
Dahlias don't always travel well so we would prefer you collected them from us rather than asking us to put them boxes and trusting them to couriers. Please talk to us before ordering Dahlias for couriered delivery.
Dahlias were first discovered in Mexico by Spanish explorers in the 16th century. The Aztecs cultivated dahlias for their decorative and medicinal purposes, using them in religious ceremonies and as treatments for various ailments. Dahlias were later introduced to Europe and gained popularity among gardeners and floral enthusiasts for their remarkable beauty and diversity. Today, dahlias continue to captivate with their breathtaking blooms and remain cherished as one of the most beloved cut flowers.