Dahlias (Dahlia pinnata) are natives of central Mexico in the region of Mexico City. The early forms were mostly single flower types that grew on well-drained soils of volcanic origin. Because of their origin, dahlias require well-drained soils, fairly sunny locations, and, of course, proper fertilization and protection from pests.
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.
Varieties of Dahlias – There are wide varieties of dahlias based on their sizes, flowering patterns and resemblance to other flowers :-
Single Orchid Dahlias (Star)
Double Orchid Dahlias
Big Red Checker Dahlia Flower Wallpapers
With eye-catching foliage and colorful 4″ blooms of rich burgundy red petals tipped in white, it refuses to be ignored! The bush grows to a nice compact 3 1/2′ with wonderful lush, lacy foliage and is one of the most consistent blooming bi-colors and all around garden plants we have ever produced. This variety has one of the longest lasting blooms when cut.
Mars Red Dahlia Flower Wallpapers
True red dahlia with the petals that have a curl. The tall plant grows on a plant with nice foliage that produces lots of blooms.
Single Petal Pink Dahlia Flower
The dahlia is the official flower of the city of Seattle. Dahlias bring life and beauty back to your landscape in late summer and into the fall months.The diversity of the Dahlia allow you to use them in many different aspects of your landscape design,from low growing border plants to stately background plantings that may reach six feet in height!
Dahlia plants grow and bloom best in full sun. Dahlias tolerate most soil types, but prefer a sandy,well drained, slightly acidic soil with a pH of 6.2- 6.5. If your soil is heavy or clay, adding sand and peat moss will help to lighten it. Water established Dahlias thoroughly and deeply once a week. Water more frequently if it’s very hot.
Varieties of Dahlias
There are wide varieties of dahlias based on their sizes, flowering patterns and resemblance to other flowers-
Wallpaper of Yellow Dahlia Flower
A beautiful blend of yellow center flaring out to pale Yellow. The petals wrap tightly toward the rear of the bloom.
Cranberry Red Color Dahlia Flower
Velvet Cranberry red with pointed petals, grows on a tall slender bush. A large deep red dahlia, that is nice in any arrangement.