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Posted by Kevin Kegan on November 3, 2015 | Last Updated: October 9, 2020 Fall Flowers

Dahlias, Potent Symbol of Transition

The dahlia is well-known for its bright, colorful flowers that can bloom perpetually year-round. It comes in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and colors, making it popular and versatile in gardening as well as with florists and interior designers. Dahlia can come in shades of pink, yellow, white, orange, red and purple. The size of the flower can range from just a couple of inches wide to a foot in diameter.

Meaning and Symbolism

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Autumn Gemstones

The dahlia had religious meaning in Europe during the Victorian era, but today it’s more secular in its symbolism. Dahlia now represents change and transition and a departure from the norm. Dahlia is the perfect floral gift for someone with a bit of a wild side or someone who is going through a big life change. Exciting travel plans and going to the next level in a relationship can also be celebrated with the dahlia.

The Summer Samba bouquet features orange and yellow dahlias, lilies and roses, and the effect is the sultry, spicy feel of a Latin samba, Bright, bold and beautiful, this bouquet captures the sizzling exuberance of a summer samba any time of year.

When blended with other more subdued and sedate flowers in a mixed bouquet, the dynamic symbolism of the dahlia is tempered with softer energies. The Wicker Sympathy Basket features a colorful array of flowers like cosmos, asters and chrysanthemums along with dahlias to show your sympathies in an uplifting but respectful way.

Blending dahlia with lilies and alstromeria can mute their dynamic effect even more. The beautiful and vibrant seasonal colors in red and purples can create a stunning fall bouquet as shown in our Autumn Gemstones bouquet.

Unique Characteristics

In addition to a range of colors and bloom sizes, the dahlia also features unique ringed petals. They can have striped patterns on their blooms as well as varying colors at the edges. Petals can be double-rowed, pointed, round, straight, curled, short, long, uniform or irregular.

Dahlias Past and Present

The dahlia originates from Mexico and has historic roots dating back to the 1500s. Its beauty and visual impact inspired Spanish explorers who brought dahlias back home, cultivated it, and helped its popularity to spread throughout Europe. Today, the dahlia is the national flower of Mexico and very popular in the U.S. with both growers and florists. It has been cultivated to offer well over 14,000 varieties.

Contact Blossom Flower Shops for more information about the dahlia or to place your order.