Quick Notes /
Visual Notes /
Flower forms are variable, with one head per stem; these can be as small as 2 in (5.1 cm) diameter or up to 1 ft (30 cm) (“dinner plate”) […] The stems are leafy, ranging in height from as low as 12 in (30 cm) to more than 6–8 ft (1.8–2.4 m). The majority of species do not produce scented flowers or cultivars. Like most plants that do not attract pollinating insects through scent, they are brightly colored, displaying most hues, with the exception of blue.
Inside Info /
- Dahlias are a summer flower, most easily available between June and September.
- Dahlias do not come in black or blue. Burgundy is the darkest shade available and can look almost black.
- Dahlias can be used for dyeing. the flower heads produce mordants that fix color to textiles.