(Dah’lia) comes from Mexico. They are tender, summer and autumn blooming plants with tuberous roots. Dahlias belong to the Compositae, Daisy family and commemorate Dr. Dahl, a Swedish botanist.
Dahlias are invaluable for mixed flower border planting. Small and medium types excel in filling in gaps in the herbaceous border.
Dahlias are easy to grow but do experience attacks from pests and diseases, the tubers need to be stored over winter. Below is a collection of articles on growing Dahlia plants to help you enjoy these beautiful flowers more.