Hooray! Dahlia season is finally upon us!
One of our favourite summer flowers, these Mexican natives really know how to steal the show. With over 30 different types of species, it certainly is hard to pick a favourite. From the tight pom pom brights, to the soft romantic dinner plate dahlias, we just love them all!
Dahlias are fast becoming one of the most popular flowers for weddings, events and celebrations – and we can understand why. Often used as stand alone blooms to decorate tables, cakes and the like, these magical beauties are fast becoming the top pick of the season.
One of the most popular varieties – the ‘dinner plate’ dahlia can grow up to an amazing 30cm in diameter and can be found in the most gorgeous pastels and deep rich colours. With their plump petals and vintage feel, they are the perfect amount of romance for any big day.
Did You Know...
- Dahlias can be farmed and grown all over the world.Floret Flower, a flower farm in Skagit Valley, Washington, farm some of the most beautiful and biggest Dahlias we have ever seen!
- Dahlias are not only related to the daisy family, but also to sunflowers and chrysanthemums.
- Dahlias are usually in season mid summer to early May, so can easily be sourced at your local florist. Mix your Dahlias with lilies, hydrangeas, and/or chrysanthemums for a full colourful bouquet.
If you live in Victoria,Country Dahlia is a must see! Spread across 2 acres and one of Australia's largest Dahlia flower farms, they are worth the trip. They open their doors during the months of March and April every year for people to visit - 195 Mathison Rd Winchelsea Vic 241.
There are also Dahlia championships across the country in the coming weeks including:
- Victorian Dahlia Championship, Mt Waverley Community Centre,28th Feb - 1st March.
- Canberra Dahlia Championship, 7th-8th March
- SA Dahlia Chamionship, Tanunda, 7th March
Post written by Shireen from Yellowpeaches. Shireen is both writer and founder of Yellowpeaches, a Melbourne based lifestyle blog about finding inspiration in the everyday -www.yellowpeachesblog.com