Dahlias are a diverse group of flowering plants with a whole range of flower shapes and colours! Dahlia plants are easy to grow, giving you late summer colour when many other plants are past their best. Whether you want flowers for cutting or flowers for a pot by your back door there will be a dahlia to suit most places! Single-flowered varieties will also attract bees. Read our guide to learn how to grow dahlias in your garden.
Dahlias (Dahlia pinnata) are natives of central Mexico in the region of Mexico City. The early forms were mostly single flower types that grew on well-drained soils of volcanic origin. Because of their origin, dahlias require well-drained soils, fairly sunny locations, and, of course, proper fertilization and protection from pests.
Dahlias are considered one of the most spectacular garden flowers. There is a great variety of form in dahlias, from the showy dinner-plate size to the bright, little single ones.
Dahlias are natives of the mountainous regions of Mexico and, although they grow in a warm country, they are actually temperate plants requiring cooler conditions. There are 30 species and 20,000 cultivars of Dahlias.
Varieties of Dahlias – There are wide varieties of dahlias based on their sizes, flowering patterns and resemblance to other flowers :-
Single Orchid Dahlias (Star)
Double Orchid Dahlias