Definition of dahlia
: any of a genus (Dahlia) of American tuberous-rooted composite herbs having opposite pinnate leaves and rayed flower heads and including many that are cultivated as ornamentals
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To get this look, arrange a selection of peonies, dahlias, ferns, forget-me-nots, and hydrangea sepals in a bowl of water and accent them with pieces of driftwood.
Organic flower grower Joan Ewer Thorndike of Le Mera Gardens in Talent, south of Medford, has clients who consult her farm's harvest calendar and wait for roses, dahlias and tulips.
Sunflowers and dahlias will be sold later in the summer, as well as broccoli, kale, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, celery, beans and eggplant.
Provide support by staking or cut off the legs of a tomato cage, flip it over and put the large end of the cage over the dahlia.
Plant summer flowering bulbs in sunny locations wherever a pop of color is needed or to fill in bare spots — coleus, cannas, dahlias, gladiolas and elephant ear (needs shade).
If the dahlia is a diva of the late fall border—fleshly and theatrical—the companion plantings should be comfortable in a supporting part.
Plant dahlias, gladioli, cannas and other summer flowering bulbs.
Picture a dahlia with lilac pink flowers an inch in diameter popping up out of a bed of soft-green leaves.
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Origin and Etymology of dahlia
New Latin, genus name, from Anders Dahl †1789 Swedish botanist
First Known Use: 1835See Words from the same year
DAHLIA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dahlia for English Language Learners
: a type of plant that is grown in gardens and has large flowers with white, yellow, red, pink, or purple petals
DAHLIA Defined for Kids
Definition of dahlia for Students
: a plant related to the daisies and grown for its brightly colored flowers
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