Cut Flower of the Month for September: Dahlia

 

Lots of colour and texture from September 2016’s cut flower of the month:  the dahlia!

Cut Flower of the Month for September:  Dahlia
Cut Flower of the Month for September: Dahlia

The dahlia’s most eye-catching feature is its petals: sometimes evenly coloured, but often noticeably bright with spots or lines. Some flowers have a single row of petals, others have dozens – this fabulous flower has an incredible number of colour and shape variations! For example, the petals can be round, elongated or rolled. Dahlias can reach a height of 1.5 metres and a flower diameter of more than 20 cm. In other words, they are definitely eye-catching!

Flower of the Month for September:  Dahlia

Care tips for customers
•    Select a clean vase and fill it with tap water at room temperature.
•    Add cut flower food to the water for a longer vase life.
•    Cut or trim the stems diagonally by 3 to 5 cm with a sharp and clean knife or secateurs.
•    Make sure there are no leaves hanging in the water.
•    Do not place dahlias in a draught, in full sun or near central heating.
•    Regularly top the vase up with tap water, because dahlias are thirsty.
•    Don’t place dahlias near a fruit bowl. Fruit emits ethylene gas which will cause the flowers to age more rapidly.

Cut Flower of the Month for September:  Dahlia