Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, perennial plants native
to Mexico, Central America, and Colombia. There are at least
36 species of dahlia. Dahlia hybrids are commonly grown as
Other Names: Bishop of Llandaff,
Descriptions: Dahlias have spikey flowers
that form 2 inch to 10 inch dinner plate blossoms.
Size: Dahlias grow from 1 foot to 6 feet
Symbolism: Dahlias represent elegance
Grow Details: Dahlias are not suited to
all climates, and may be difficult to grow in
Soil Type: Sandy
Soil PH: PH 6.2- 6.7
Light: Full Sun
Grow Zone: 8, 9, 10
Height: Dahlias grow from 1 foot
to 6 feet tall.
Flower Colors: Red, Pink, Orange,
Yellow, Purple, White, Striped,
Propagation: Dahlias can be started
from dormant tuberous roots, grown from
seeds, rooted from cuttings.
Division/Transplants: Divide before
planting in the Spring
Blooming Period: Summer
Herbal Remedy Properties: The ancient
Aztecs used the petals of the dahlia, as well
as its tuber in skin treatments for rashes, infected
grazes and cracks in the skin. The roots of the
dahlia have antibiotic properties.
Native Area: Dahlias are native to Mexico,
Central America, and Colombia.
Other: Dahlias are considered toxic for
cats and dogs.
|Dahlias are often grown for judged
shows. Awards are given for best in class and
best in show.