The National Garden Bureau announces 2019 as Year of the Dahlia!
Every flower has its following of fans, and the dahlia certainly has its share. The plant is native to Mexico and South America, and named for Anders Dahl, the Swedish botanist. Dahlias were first introduced to Spain in the 1780s. They are now available in so many colors, sizes and forms that they have some appeal for practically any gardener.
We've seen them growing in gardens fabulous and famous, and in gardens beside humble dwellings in mountain hollows. No matter the setting, they lend a grand elegance. They are not only beautiful in the perennial border, they make excellent cut flowers and are often grown for show.
To learn more about dahlias, how to plant and grow them, read our article, Dahlias For Best Of Show. You can also learn more about dahlias at NGB's Year of the Dahlia web page.
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