Dahlias are gorgeous blooms that represent dignity, elegance and good taste. They are a wedding favorite and definitely one of mine too! Available in a variety of Bold and Bright Colors and different shapes, from the more classic button variety to the bigger ‘dinner plate’ dahlia variety, these blooms will add just the right amount of color and texture!
Check out how some of our DIY Brides have used Dahlias in their bouquets and arrangements…
Dahlias are in the same family as Sunflowers, Daisies and Chrysanthemums, and work well for Lush and Romantic, Garden and Rustic, as well as Modern arrangements! Some varieties are available year-round, while others are more readily available in the Summer and Fall. Which means they are coming into season now! In fact, we have just received a large shipment of Dahlias at our Ojai Office to take pictures of and test! Check out the eye candy in the office…
Check out all the Dahlias we have to offer at FiftyFlowers!
Want a more affordable option to the Dahlia? Check out our ‘Dahlia Style’ Cremons! They are much hardier than the sometimes finicky Dahlia, are more affordable, and come in both a large single stem or smaller sprays, which feature 3-5 blooms per stem! You can find our Dahlia Style flowers in our Mum and Spider Mum category (singles), and our Daisy and Pom (sprays) category!
To Care for your Dahlias or Dahlia Style Cremons, Follow these steps:
- Open your box of flowers and inspect.
- Ensure that your flower buckets are clean and disinfected.
- Fill the buckets with at least 4 inches of fresh, cool water. If you have flower food, follow the instructions on the packet to prepare your water.
- Remove flowers from box by cutting any straps.
- Remove any packaging material, including plastic sleeve and/or newspaper.
- Cut stems diagonally under running water with sharp scissors to desired length. Remove any greenery that would fall below the water line, as this can cause bacteria.
- Immediately after cutting, place the stems in the prepared buckets.
- Allow flowers at least 4 hours to hydrate well. Flowers may take up to 12 hours to properly hydrate.
- Keep flowers away from direct sunlight, drafts or excessive heat.
- Change water every 24 hours to keep flowers fresh. Assure that your flowers have sufficient water. The flowers will drink an exceptionally large amount of water upon arrival.
Enjoy your Flowers!