Dahlia Flower

grow and care

Dahlias are native to the higher elevations of Central America and Mexico. 

In the late 1700’s, dahlias were introduced to Great Britain from Spain.   This is where many of the varieties we grow and love today were  developed.   

This incredible cutting flower is reliably grown as a perennial in zones  8 to 11, and usually grown as an annual in zones 6 and 7.

Dahlia varieties are abundant, and there is a flower style for everyone among the generous varieties.

Dahlias are easy to grow, but a few basic rules must be followed to keep them happy and allow them to thrive!

When it comes to giving dahlias soil they can thrive in you need two things: fertile soil and drainage.

Dahlias crave full sun!  They need to be planted in an area that gets 6 to 8 hours of full sunlight.