THE ENORMOUS DIVERSITY OF THE DAZZLING DAHLIA
With a dozen of Dahlia varieties, there is no shortage of options to pick from when looking for the right Dahlia for you floral arrangement. The most eye-catching aspect of these flowers are their petals and colours. The diversity of colours and shapes is enormous.
For this reason we placed many different varieties of this beauty in our Flower Pitch. Trigger your creativity with these floral beauties.
An overview of our Flower Pitch and our Dahlia purchasing specialist Richard holding a mix by Van Zuijlen.
Did you know? The Dahlia:
- Originates from Mexico. There Francisco Hernández wrote the earliest description known about a ‘water pipe flower’ that was used by the Aztecs.
- First name was Acocotili and Cocoxochitl. However, today we know the flower as Dahlia, named after Anders Dahl, a Swedish botanist.
- Symbolizes dignity and elegance. As well as, it is the symbol of commitment and a bond that lasts forever. Therefore, brides like to use the flower on their big day.
Here you can see some of the varieties in our Flower Pitch. On the left you can see Dahlia Chanel and on the right you can see Dahlia Princess Kate.
The Dahlia is available in a ridiculously big amount of different shapes, sizes and colours. Some petals are evenly coloured, whilst others are multicoloured, have spots or lines on them.
The petals’ shape can differ from round, elongated or rolled up to single rows or multiple per flower. Nothing is too crazy.
The Dahlias from left to right: 1 Karma Amora, 2 White Ballet, 3 Pink Magic, 4 Wizzard of Ozz, 5 Karma Choc, 6 Princess Kate, 7 Su-lady, 8 Mix by Van Zuijlen, 9 Cartouche, 10 Mix by Van Zuijlen, 11 Diana memory, 12 Chanel, 13 Orange Fox, 14 Maarten Zwaan, 15 Cafe au Lait, 16 Black Fox, 17 Red Fox, 18 Purple Fox, 19 Mister France and 20 Eveline.
TOP THREE DAHLIA WEDDING STYLES
It’s not a coincidence that the peak season of the Dahlia is also the time when many weddings are held. Certainly, you’ll se the popular flowers such as Peonies and Garden Roses at weddings. Yet, it is safe to say Dahlias are far from a bloom you’d turn your nose up at. In fact, it is often used in floral arrangements because there are so many varieties. Therefore, we came up with a top three wedding styles.
WEDDING BOUQUET STYLE #1 SOFT NUDES
For a fairy tale wedding style you could mix pink pastels and creamy white flowers into one flower arrangement. The soft nude colours match well with silky fabrics and light small attributes.
On the left you can see a close-up of Dahlia Maarten Zwaan and on the right you can see a wedding bouquet by Wedding Wire. Photo credit: Cacasantoro Photography.
WEDDING BOUQUET STYLE #2 FLAMING RED
A wedding is a festive occasion, if you really want to make a party out of your big day then a floral bridal party design is a great match. Make it pop by mixes different shining colours together, such as, flaming red and fiery yellow.
On the left you can see a flaming red Dahlia wedding bouquet. Photo credit: Defining Moments Photography. And on the right you can see a close-up of Orange Fox.
WEDDING BOUQUET STYLE #3 TOUCH OF BLUE
Go a little bit crazy and add a touch of blue to your bridal bouquet! This will give a modern whimsical twist. It’s the perfect balance when mixing several wedding styles together.
On the left you can see a close-up of Dahlia Cafe Au Lait and on the right you can see a wedding bouquet by Wedding Wire. Photo credit: Carolina Photosmith.
Looking for more floral wedding inspiration? Click here and check out our news blog about the colourful Calla (Zantedeschia).
DON’T LET A SINGLE FLOWER GO TO WAISTE WITH THESE CARE TIPS!
That Dahlias are beautiful is a fact, to make sure you can enjoy these floral beauties the longest we came up with the following care tips:
- It starts with the vase! Use a suitable clean vase and fill it with tap water.
- Add some Chrysal cut flower food, to ensure a longer vase life.
- After transportation, flowers need to consume a lot of water. Make sure to cut the Dahlias diagonally by 3 to 5 cm with a sharp knife. By cutting the stem diagonally the drinking surface becomes larger.
- Remove the unnecessary leaves; make sure there are no leaves hanging in the water.
- Especially during Summer it is important to keep the Dahlias out of the full sun and draught. Just like many other flowers, they don’t like the heat too much.
- Make sure to refresh the water regularly, because Dahlias are thirsty.
- Last but not least, don’t place the flowers near fruits. Fruits emit ethylene gas and this will cause the flowers to age more rapidly.
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