Create a bouquet of dahlias

Festive and available in many shapes, sizes, and colors, dahlias are surely late summer's perfect flower


Deep magenta dahlias provide a jolt of color

Christina Schmidhofer

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What dahlias lack in fragrance they more than make up for in deep, rich color or in eye-catching frills, splashes, or stripes.

The best plants for bouquets have long, strong stems and flowers not much bigger than 3 or 4 inches across that angle slightly upward, not sideways.

Avoid most single dahlias, as they tend to drop their petals. (‘Bashful’, listed below, does not have this problem.)

Our favorite bouquet dahlias

Getting started

What dahlias need

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