Dahlias are cheerful flowers and make a fine addition to any garden. With abundant blooms, dahlia cultivars come in a variety of sizes and colors. Regardless of your gardening space, consider adding beautiful dahlias to your flower garden. Most dahlias prefer full sun, require staking and thrive in USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11.
Stunning in its detail, 'Pooh' flowers have vibrant orange petals that are tipped in soft yellow. On top of the larger petals are smaller, lemon colored petals creating a dramatic contrast.
Perfectly named, the flowers of 'Bed Head' dahlias have a messy, tangled look - as if they just got out of bed. 'Bed Head' dahlias can grow to be 5-feet tall.
Big and bold, 'Zorro' dahlias are generally deep, dark red. Growing to a height of 4 feet, the large blooms of the 'Zorro' dahlias make this flower top heavy. 'Zorro' is a good flower for beginning gardeners because they are sturdy, reliable growers.
Butterflies and bees love 'Bashful' dahlias. A plentiful bloomer, these dahlias are relatively short, reaching 2 to 3 feet. The flowers have bright gold stamens usually with purple and pink tipped petals.
With a flower shaped like a pom-pom, 'Hissy Fitz' dahlias have fluffy yellow blooms. An easy-to-grow addition to any garden, 'Hissy Fitz' reaches up to 3-1/2 feet.
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