Flower of the Week: Dahlia

by Natasha Starkell | 12.06.2013 | flower , spring , summer , dahlia | 0 comments | Rating: 1 votes

Dahlia

Dahlia

Named after the botanical author Anders Dahl, dahlias are a popular garden plant for several reasons.

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Named after the botanical author Anders Dahl, dahlias are a popular garden plant for several reasons.

They're easy to grow and don't require a huge amount of maintenance,they're also very vibrant with large flower heads, adding colour and impact to any garden. There are many different species of dahlia, small plants growing to a foot high, larger plants growing to over eight feet high and the flower sizes differ too, from 2 inches in diameter to huge foot wide flowers that definitely stand out from the crowd! The flower heads have lots of petals, often giving them a fluffy look, and they come in all the colours of the rainbow other than blue. The dahlia is the national flower of Mexico, the country where it was first discovered back in 1525 and where they were used for food. 


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