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Beautiful dahlias, the striking and luxurious decoration of the second half of summer, have long been a favorite choice for amateur and professional gardeners.
This timeless classic comes in 42 different species and countless cultivars of different colors and shapes of flowers from low, only one and a half feet tall compact plants to large 5 feet tall, robust species.
The flowers are equally diverse, from simple to double or huge multilayered flowers.
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But, regardless of the species, their fantastic flowers always stand out in flower beds, and many of them are equally effective cut flowers in vases, bouquets, and arrangements as they stay fresh for at least 5 to seven days!
In addition, cutting flowers will not harm garden plants but will stimulate the growth of new buds!
Generally, all dahlias are excellent as cut flowers. Still, in the almost endless choice of colors and shapes, some varieties are more suitable for gorgeous bouquets than others since not all have long single stalks perfect for cutting.
Dinner Plate Dahlia
Dinner plate dahlia are impressive plants with massive, full flowers whose diameter can reach 10 inches! These robust striking flowers grow on long stems firm enough to bear that gigantic flower.
Pom Pom Dahlia
The pop-pom dahlia is as conspicuous in the garden as in the vase with an almost perfectly rounded flower composed of many precisely arranged petals.
Single flowers 3 inches in diameter grow on long stems and come in various colors and combinations.
Cactus dahlias have large 5-inch diameter flowers with the narrow apex pointed petioles resembling agave leaves. The multitude of petals forms an unusual hedgehog formation, making this plant recognizable among other dahlias.
Cactus Dahlia comes in a large selection of intense colors, and the cut flowers in the vase retain their freshness for up to ten days.
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