Dahlias are one of the flowers which marks the arrival of summer. Always popular in gardens from Patio pots to the borders and now making a big comeback as a fresh cut flower, with many new varieties always being introduced. They flower from summer and stay to when the frost starts to filter through to the Autumn.
There is all colours available with vibrant to soft shades. The only colour not covered is Blue, but Dahlias do have a large range of Violet and Mauve shades.
Dahlias originate from Mexico and is their national flower. They were first brought over to Europe over 200 hundred years ago to Madrid in Spain to the Botanical gardens. Currently RHS Dahlia Register contains around 17,500 names of different varieties of Dahlias. Today’s hybridisers are still seeking the true blue dahlia, as well as one with a scent, and one that is frost hardy.
We are certainly going to introduce more Varieties of Dahlias into our shop this year as they are certainly a beautiful summer flower and should be admired more.