Dahlia is a genus of about 30 species and 20000 cultivars usually tuberous-rooted perennials. They are native to mountainous areas of Central America.

Common name: Dahlia
Scientific name: Dahlia, Dahlia
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They have mid to dark green leaves 20-50cm (8-20in) long. Dahlias are popular for they flowerheads that grow in a variety of forms and colors.
They can be white, yellow, orange, red, pink or purple in such a variation of hues that will make it possible to match with any color range you need to you garden.

Dahlias flower from mid-summer to autumn when the first frosts arrive.
All Dahlias are good for cut flowers and especially the giant-flowered dahlias, are also suitable for exhibition.

Dahlias are classified according to their flower form:

  • Single-flowered dahlias
  • Waterlily dahlias
  • Collerette dahlias
  • Anemone-flowered dahlias
  • Pompon dahlias
  • Ball dahlias
  • Semi-cactus dahlias
  • Cactus dahlias
  • Decorative dahlias
  • Miscellaneous dahlias

How to plant dahlias

Dahlias prefer humus-rich fertile soils that drain well in full sun positions.

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