How many varieties of dahlias are there?

42 species
There are 42 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants. Flower forms are variable, with one head per stem; these can be as small as 5 cm (2 in) diameter or up to 30 cm (1 ft) (“dinner plate”).

How do I identify my dahlia?

The petals are often overlapping and curled for most of their length. Collarette dahlias have one row of flat petals surrounding a disc as well as an inner wreath of shorter petals called the ‘collar’. Ball and Pompon dahlias are shaped like balls and feature double flowers with rounded or blunt tipped florets.

What is the most popular dahlia?

The Café Au Lait Dahlia is perhaps the most popular dahlia variety. This voluminous dinner plate-sized beauty is a favorite of both flower gardeners and of florists. Café Au Lait is a creamy rose color with a hint of peachy-beige towards the center.

What are the small dahlias called?

Collarette Dahlias
Collarette Dahlias

Like anemone dahlias, collarette types feature large flat petals that surround a ring of shorter petals. These smaller petals are often a different color, forming a collar in the middle of the bloom.

Is there an app to identify dahlias?

Instant Dahlia 4+

Focus your device camera at a dahlia flower and the app will tell you its name instantly. Have you ever wondered about the type of a beautiful Dahlia to add it to your garden or out of curiosity? Our app will suggest you the exact or similar Dahlia types once you focus your camera at a flower.

Are peonies dahlias?

Peony – These fluffy, fully double flowers have the classic peony look! The center is surrounded by multiple rings of ray florets that are either flat or curved inwards at their base. Peony-flowered dahlias are fast growing plants popular for garden borders.

Do dahlias need full sun?

About Dahlias

Plant them in a full sun location (giving them 6-8 hours of direct sunlight) and enjoy blooms all summer long. They will bloom and provide you with color and an abundance of flowers for cutting and enjoying throughout the summer. The more you cut a dahlia plant the more it will bloom.

What are the tall dahlias?

Dinnerplate Dahlias.

If you like BIG blooms, these are your dahlias! Dinnerplate dahlias grow 4 to 5 feet tall and produce flowers that can measure as much as 10″ across. These are large plants and they need plenty of room to reach their full potential.

What are the colours of dahlia?

These easy-to-grow flowers come in an almost infinite range of hues, from creamy white to the palest pink, sunny yellow to regal purple, crimson red to (almost) black, and everything in between. Some dahlias even bloom in multiple colors at once; these unique dahlia flowers have bi-color or variegated petals.

What is the difference between Pom Pom and ball dahlias?

Pompon dahlias, as their name suggests, have pompon-like flowers – the petals curve inwards to create stunning, intricate blooms up to 5cm across. Ball dahlias have a slightly flattened top, with blunt or rounded petals arranged in a spiral pattern.

Can you leave dahlias in the ground over winter?

Leaving Dahlias in the Ground Over Winter. Dahlias may be left in over the winter, however dahlias are susceptible to rot and/or freeze. Dahlias are not hardy, since they are a tuber (thin skinned) and not a bulb. If you wish to move or transplant your dahlias to a new location you may do so in the spring.

Will a dahlia tuber grow without an eye?

Dahlia tubers vary in shape and size depending on variety but all have the same three important parts that work together to make a viable tuber: the eyes of the crown, the neck and the body. All three of these elements must be intact and healthy in order to produce a robust plant.

What are single dahlias?

Single Dahlias feature blooms with a single row of flat or slightly cupped ray florets arranged in a flat plane, uniformly overlapping, preferably in the same direction with no gaps. The disc flowers may have up to three rows of bright yellow or orange pollen and the blooms are over two inches in diameter (5 cm).

What happens if you don’t divide dahlias?

Home gardeners don’t need to lift and divide their plants each year although it is advisable to do so. If the drainage is good the rootstock will survive winter and regrow in spring. Each plant will produce a clump of new tubers which, undivided, will produce smaller plants with poorer quality blooms.

Do dahlias multiply?

Dahlia plants produce tubers that grow in the ground. Each year the mother tuber (the original bulb) typically produces anywhere from 5-20 new tubers. By dividing these tubers in the winter, you can multiply the original plant and grow identical dahlia flowers.