Height : 44 cm to 63 cm Origin : Mexico, Central America, Colombia Environment : meadows, in full sun or partial shade; on deep, rich soils Climate : temperate, warm
Notes : Dahlia is a genus of bushy perennial plants. There are 36 species of Dahlias, some of them are garden cultivars grown for the sale of the flowers. The Aztecs used to cultivate Dahlias for food. Dahlias are the national flowers of Mexico. They were imported to Europe as early as the 17th century, but only started to be mass-cultivated by commercial plant breeders since the 19th century. The name Dahlia comes from the 18th-century Swedish botanist Anders Dahl.