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.
* Floramax Auctions, and United Flower Growers, Monahan Rd Mt Wellington
Commission buyers - (based at the flower auction venues and regular Dahlia buyers)
Bloombrokers - Debbie/Pip Ph 095730023
Flower Traders - Kris Ph 095733006
Bulk Cut Flowers
Levin national Show 2013 arrangements by Linda from Dahlia Haven