Dahlia cutting tips

Dahlias make great flower arrangements
Lauren Bonar Swezey

Medium to small dahlias make the best cut flowers for arrangements. Avoid single-petaled dahlias, which tend to drop their petals. Large dahlias can be floated in a glass bowl.

Cut flowers early in the morning or in the evening.

Place stems in warm water (100°) for 1/2 hour, then place in cold water.

Display in a cool location to extend vase life (about a week).

Change vase water daily.