THE DAHLIA IN ITS FULL GLORY!
ORIGIN OF THE DAHLIA
The Dahlia is a tuberous plant originating from Mexico. When we ‘discovered’ America in around 1800, we brought the flower to Europe. Here the bundle of petals was named after the Swedish botanist Andreas Dahl, one of Linnaeus’ pupils. The Dahlia has been produced by professional growers since 1813.
THE DAHLIA’S COLOURS AND SHAPES
The Dahlia’s most eye-catching feature is its petals: sometimes evenly coloured, but often noticeably bright with spots or lines. Some flowers have a single row of petals, others have dozens – this fabulous flower has an incredible number of colour and shape variations! For example, the petals can be round, elongated or rolled. Dahlias can reach a height of 1.5 metres and a flower diameter of more than twenty centimetres. In other words, they are definitely eye-catching!
HOW TO CREATE SOMETHING SPECIAL WITH DAHLIAS
Viburnum, Leucospermum Nutans and Senecio Cineraria combine perfectly with the Dahlia’s radiant crowns. The fabulous bright colours stand out even better amongst the warm green tones. It creates a Mexican fiesta in a vase that your customers will love.
Could I have a ‘yours forever’ bouquet, please? When they buy Dahlias, your customers are buying more than just fantastic flowers. The flower symbolises abundance, strength and the message ‘yours forever’. With the choice of so many colours and shapes, your customers can make the message even more personal!
FLOWER OF THE MONTH
From week 36 to week 38 the Dahlia is in the spotlight of the Flower Agenda. Inspirational images have been produced for all the flowers in the Flower Agenda by keeping in mind the Horticulture Sector Trends 2016. These trends are a translation of the latest consumer trends focused specifically on the horticultural sector both indoors and outdoors.Back to overview