Dahlias as Cut Flowers
Untill recently, dahlias had largely been overlooked as a cutflower,
as fashion often dictates with its "trends and fads". However florists,
wedding and event planners are rediscovering the dahlia's surprising variation and range in both colour and form, found in many of the newer varieties. Using these attributes they are now able to express their creative talent and flair in a unique and special way.
Having a wide colour range, flower size and form variation able to compliment a wide range of events and themes, dahlias are unsurpassed in the plant world.
With a vase life of 5/6 days with care, their amazing display and shelf life is broad enough to allow adequate preparation for the events display, and more.
Many varieties of Dahlias can be used as cut flowers, though certain flowers naturally lend themselves with certain growth habits for different situations.
Some varieties grow longer stems making them ideal for a tall vase display
Medium stems for bouquets and short stems and smaller blooms are ideal for use in corsage and buttonhole arrangements.
Waterlilly types look exquisite displayed as table arrangements floating in a bowl of water
Mixed flower heads, with no stem, were ordered for a floral carpet "aisle" at an open air function, coordinating and complimenting the flower colour with the bridal party.
Shorter stems for table arrangements
Available from the Auckland Flower Auction* markets from mid December to the end of April (depending on seasonal variations) for events, weddings, parties and any event where you require quality blooms in large quantities.
* United Flower Growers, Monahan Rd Mt Wellington
Commission buyers - (based at the flower auction venues and regular Dahlia buyers)
Bloombrokers - Debbie/Pip Ph 09 5730023
Greensleaves - Joanne/Phill or the handsome Robbie Ph 09 5730227
UFG Wholesale - Amanda Ph 09 5732316
Bulk Cut Flowers
Levin national Show 2013 arrangements by Linda from Dahlia Haven
Bloom Sizes as per National Dahlia Society of NZ
(variety normal growth habit)
Pompom not exceeding 50mm
Mini not exceeding 115mm
Small between 115mm and 155mm
Medium between 155mm and 200mm
Large between 200mm and 250mm
Giant over 250mm