Is your customer a person who loves color and is crazy about flowers? If so, you simply must have dahlias in your store. This enthusiastic flowering summer bulb is fantastic at making any kind of landscape or garden prettier. Its flowering period lasts for months. It also produces masses of flowers, is available in hundreds of different varieties, and this summer bulb has a story behind it. It’s no wonder that the Dahlia is proclaimed summer bulb 2017. Did you already order your dahlias? Place your order online today at our webshop: A.D.R. Bulbs.
The origins of dahlias
This beautiful summer bulb has its origins in Mexico. Francisco Hernandez was a Mexican who was a great fan of dahlias and started to write about them in 1615. This publicity ensured that dahlias were brought from Mexico to Spain. From there, it was not until two hundred years later, in 1804, that a botanist by the name of Andreas Dahl introduced dahlias to the rest of Europe. This was when the Dahlia became the subject of so much hybridizing and breeding: countless new varieties were introduced to the market. There is good reason that the summer bulb for the year 2017 was named after Mr. Dahl.
Varieties of dahlias
Did you know that there are more than 20,000 different varieties of dahlias? Dahlias are available in the widest conceivable range of shapes, sizes and colors. Bright colors, sweet fragrances, long stems, large flowers. Dahlias are clearly endowed with the talent of making any landscape even more beautiful than it already is. Take cactus dahlias, for example Dahlia Cactus collection #140, Dahlia Cactus collection #141, Dahlia Cactus collection #142 and Dahlia Cactus collection #143. The dahlias in this category have large tapered petals that are rolled up for more than 2/3 of their length. These petals are sometimes straight as an arrow, but some varieties have petals that curve inwards or outwards.
Good to know about dahlias
- Did you know that dahlias were once eaten? The roots of certain species taste like sweet potatoes. Dahlias were used as a medicine for epilepsy, and their hollow stems were used for water pipes.
- Dahlias are true eye catchers and excellent cut flowers.
- All tall dahlias must be staked to avoid toppling.
- Dahlias will grow very well in pots and planters.
- Did you know that the name Dahlia is also a name given to girls in Greece? The literal meaning of this name is ‘flower’. This couldn’t be just a coincidence!
Order online at A.D.R. Bulbs
Did you order your flower bulbs already? Place your order online today at our webshop: A.D.R. Bulbs. Check out the website for current availability and fast delivery! Dahlias, you can’t miss them this summer.