Availability: July – October
Common Names: Dahlia
Genus Name: Dahlia
Family Name: Asteraceae (A-ster-a-see-ee)
Place of Origin: Mexico
How long do they last?: 7 days
There are 42 species of Dahlias. Within these species, there are several ranges of colours so Dahlias are versatile flowers. New varieties are being bred and grown all the time.
Did you know?
The Dahlia is named after a famous 18th-century botanist called Anders Dahl. In today’s symbolism, Dahlias symbolise creativity, change, and inner strength.
Cut the stems at an angle and remove all the leaves that will touch or go below water level. Put them in water as soon as you can. Dahlias are very thirsty flowers. Change the water every two days.