The dahlia is named after Swedish 18th-century botanist Anders Dahl, and is the official flower of Seattle, WA. Dahlias are considered one of the most spectacular garden flowers. There is a great variety of form in dahlias, from the showy dinner-plate size to the bright, little single ones. Dahlias are natives of the mountainous regions of Mexico and, although they grow in a warm country, they are actually temperate plants requiring cooler conditions. There are 30 species and 20,000 cultivars of Dahlias.
|Symbolism:||Love, Beauty, Romance, Passion|
|Native Orign:||Majority Asia, Smaller numbers in Europe, North America, North Africa|
|Blooming Season:||Midspring to Fall|
|Average Life:||10 days - 2 weeks|