Dahlias

The sheer variety of shapes, colours and sizes of dahlias is amazing. It is easy to fill a garden with just dahlias – and many people do. Dahlias are known to flower for a very long period of times, up to several months. Dahlias have a good reason to flower, because they want to attract pollinators such as bees.

Dahlias are native to Mexico and they played an important role in Aztec culture. Dahlias became increasingly popular throughout the world over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries. Dahlias are frequently used as a symbol of elegance and dignity. Dahlias are grown in the western part of Holland by professional bulb growers. There are also many dahlia societies in Holland with members who grow dahlias as a hobby. Dahlias are not just used in gardens anymore, but they are also popular as cut flowers. Because of the various shapes, colours and sizes, dahlias are a great addition to any flower bouquet.