The best species and 40 varieties of beautiful garden dahlias

Dahlia is a beautiful and delicate flower, unpretentious and hardy. It will perfectly suit both experienced growers and beginners, will help to revive any flower bed by originality of forms and brightness of colors. The diversity of the species of dahlias, so unlike each other, can confuse even sophisticated florists. Modern botany classifies 42 species, and in the seed markets more than 200 different varieties are available. Below are only the best of them.


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  • Types
  • Anemovidnye
  • for collar
  • Decorative
  • Cacti and polukaktusovye
  • Lotosovidnye( Nymphaeales)
  • Nemahrovye( simple)
  • Peony-
  • Pompone and spherical
  • Mixed( transitional)
  • Grades
  • adjutant
  • Aloha
  • Altami Apollo( Alltami Apollo)
  • Arabian Night
  • Ariadne
  • Vancouver
  • Vera Higgins
  • Veritable
  • Evening Berlin
  • Violet Shades
  • Hawaii
  • Gary Hawke
  • Daisy
  • Gerry Scott
  • Jocondo
  • Zingaro
  • Kelvin Floodlight
  • Claire de Lune
  • Comet( Comet)
  • Contrast( Contraste)
  • RedRote Funken
  • Lady Eileen
  • Lemon Puff
  • Small World( Small World)
  • Mignon Topmix White
  • Nodelicht
  • Orange Duet
  • Orange Zion
  • Rebecca Ward( World of Rebbeki)
  • Lilac Time
  • Twainings Smarti
  • TABLE DANSER
  • Wink
  • Franz Kafka
  • Chiki HlOAK( Cheeky Glow)
  • Show End
  • Edinburgh
  • Art Act
  • Dahlia
  • Fleurel
  • See wood glorie

Species

Popular types include the following:

Anemoid

Anemoid photos

Can be either dwarfish or rather tall. Their distinctive feature is a lush bud of small tubular terry petals, "crowned" with one or two rows of large petals of pointed form. Most often, the colors of the central part and halo contrast sharply with each other, making the flower look like a festive firework, but there are also single-color varieties. The species is very thermophilic, prefers sunny areas and nutrient-rich soil. Here are some common representatives of this group:


  • Honey - a small flower with a yellow core and a red-pink aureole;
  • Polka is a larger variety, the central part is yellow, the outer petals are a gradient from white to tender pink;
  • AlpenFuri - bright yellow-orange ball surrounded by scarlet petals;
  • The Phantom II - resembles a carnation, around which are very large pink petals.

Collar

Collar photo

Inflorescences of collar( cuff) dahlias consist of two rows - external, represented by large dark petals, and internal, with pointed petals of lighter tones. The number of petals in the rows, as a rule, coincides. Both rows come from a common bright yellow core. The height of plants varies between 0.5-2.5 meters, the diameter of flowers - from 5 to 15 centimeters. Classical collar varieties include:

  • La Gioconda - a combination of fiery red with light yellow, the most common sort of species;
  • Night Butterfly - a flower with massive bard petals of the outer row and white-pink "tongues" in the inner.

Recently, there are many unusual varieties of collar dahlias. The color of their petals can vary in a very wide range - from light green to purple.

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Decorative

Decorative photo

Decorative dahlias are large-flowered and tall, forming heapy, tall bushes. This species is the most diverse both in the number of varieties, and in the color range and number of forms. The diameter of the inflorescence of decorative dahlias is not less than 10 centimeters, in some varieties reaches 30 centimeters. The petals can be flat and tubular, straight and curved, large and small, arranged in rows or spherical. Here are the most magnificent and beautiful varieties of decorative dahlias:


  • April Dawn - a ball of petals, white at the center and pink or lilac on the edges;
  • Lady Darline - a flower with red-orange petals bent downwards, to the stem, which gives the inflorescence an extra volume and an exquisite silhouette;
  • Snowy Russia is a lush white flower, formed by spherically arranged thin petals;
  • Golden Spike - yellow trough-shaped petals, collected in a large volumetric inflorescence.

Cactus and semi-cactus

Cactus pictures

Half-Cactus Photos

Cactus dahlias are not only incredibly beautiful, but also very practical. Their dense petals resemble long thick needles and diverge in all directions from the core. This form ensures the unpretentiousness of plants to weather conditions, even strong wind and rain can hardly break or tear such a flower. Cactus dahlias with wider petals( width 2 and more times thicker) are also called half-cactus dahlias. Among the representatives of the species there are also dwarfish dahlias( 20-50 centimeters), and giants up to 2.5 meters high. The diameter of the flower is usually within 10-25 centimeters. Here are the main varieties of cactus and semi-cactus dahlias and their characteristic color:

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  • Blue Record - bright pink monophonic;
  • Harley Jane - gradient from white to pink, bright yellow core;
  • Clara Houston - scarlet monophonic, the variety is interesting chaotically curved petals;
  • Gryson's Yellow Spider - lemon yellow solid.

Lotus-shaped( nymph)

Lotus-shaped( nymphy) photos

Lotus-shaped photos

Lotus-shaped dahlias are characterized by delicate, delicate petals curved upward. Inflorescences are bulky, but not spherical, with a diameter of not more than 20 centimeters. Flowers are unusually beautiful, so most often they are grown on a slice and used in single or multicolour bouquets. Nymphaeous dahlias are demanding for the quality of the soil, they are suitable only for light soils without significant mechanical impurities, enriched with minerals and organic. The following species refer to the species:

  • MelodyHarmony - flowers of a gently pink, almost white hue;
  • Vanessa - cheerful and bright yellow-pink flowers;
  • Caballero - dark red petals with a fiery orange border;
  • Firepot - petals of a red-pink hue, yellowish in the center.
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Simple( simple)

Unthinking( simple) photos

Simple dahlias are a universal garden plant with a height of 20 to 100 centimeters, which perfectly fits most other colors and will look good on any flowerbed. The petals of the non-dahlia dahlias are arranged in one row and diverge from the yellow core. Their shape varies widely - from the semicircle to the elongated "tubes", and the color can be almost anything. The most typical representative of the species is the variety "Funny Guys", which can be found in any large garden store. This dwarfish densely flowering plant with small( up to 10 centimeters) inflorescences of white, yellow, red, pink, purple flowers and their combinations. Other representatives of the non-dahlia dahlias are:

  • Yellow Hammer - yellow flowers;
  • Orangeade - reddish orange;
  • Princess Marie Jose - pink.

Pion-shaped

Pion-shaped photos

Inflorescences of pion-shaped dahlias medium-large( up to 18 centimeters), lush, consist of several rows of oval petals with rounded upward curved sides. In most varieties, the petals of one or two lower rows are much larger and flat than the rest. Pion-shaped dahlias grow in heap shrubs up to 1.5 meters in height, the number of inflorescences and their size directly depend on the conditions created by the gardener. The most common are 3 varieties:

  • Fascination - lush purple flowers;
  • Symphonia is a crimson-red color.
  • Bishop of Llandaff - a bright scarlet shade of petals.

Pomponic and spherical

Pompons and globular photos

Spherical photo

Varieties are very similar, which often leads to confusion and frustration, especially among beginning florists. Their main difference lies in the size of the inflorescences and the density of the petals. The height of the bushes in the species is the same - from 90 to 120 centimeters.

Pompon dahlias are small - their diameter is from 3 to 8 centimeters. The petals are in the form of tightly twisted tubules, usually pointed at the ends. The petals are very close to each other, which makes the flower look like a solid ball. Here are some varieties:

  • Hallmark - the color varies from blue to light purple;
  • Willo's Violet - pink and purple hue;
  • Noreen - bright pink inflorescences.

Flowers of globular dahlias are larger than their pompomous relatives, the diameter is 8-15 centimeters. In addition to the spherical, a slightly flattened shape occurs, and the tubular or semitrubular petals are somewhat more sparse. Bright representatives of spherical dahlias are:

  • Doreen Hayes - color from scarlet to dark red;
  • Crichton Honey - large inflorescences of peach or beige hue;
  • Esmonde - yellow or yellow-white flowers.

Mixed( transitional)

Mixed photo

Mixed( transitional) photos

So called rare varieties, the form of which does not fall under the description of any of the listed species. Some of them combine the features of globular and collar flowers, others resemble cactus, but they have several central rows of tubular petals. There are varieties with three- and even four-colored petals. Especially popular among gardeners are:

  1. Akita - an elegant dahlia up to 120 centimeters in height and an inflorescence diameter of 20-25 centimeters. The flowers have the shape of a truncated sphere, the petals are long, rounded to the edge. Interesting color - yellow at the beginning of the gradient petal goes to scarlet, and from him - to burgundy, while a thin rim around the edge of the petal has a pure white color.
  2. Vancouver - has the same dimensions as Akita, resembles a semi-cactus variety, but the petals are much wider at the base. Color - from white to pink or lilac.
  3. Kiev - medium-sized flowers with inflorescences up to 18 centimeters in diameter. Petals of unusual conical shape, pointed at the edges. The color is white, with light impregnations of lilac or purple.

Sorts

The list of the best beautiful varieties includes the following:

Adjutant

Adjutant photo

Aloha

Aloha

Altami Apollo

Altami Apollo photo

Arabian Night

Arabian Night photo

Ariadne

Ariadne photo

Vancouver

Vancouver photo

Vera Higgins

Vera Higgins photo

Veritable

Veritable photo

EveningBerlin

Evening Berlin pictures

Violet Shades

Violet Shades photo

Hawaii

Hawaii pictures

Gerry Hawke

Gerry Hoek photo

Daisy

Daisy photo

Gerry Scott

Gerry Scott photo

Jocondo

Jocondo pictures

Zingaro

Zingaro photo

Kelvin Floodlight

Zingaro photo

Kelvin Floodlight photo

Claire de Lune

Claire de Lune photo

Comet

Comet Comet photo

Contraste

Contraste photo

Red Rote Funken

Red Rot Funken photo

Lady Eileen

Lady Eileen Photo

Lemon Puff

Lemon Puff photo

Small World( Small World)

Small World( Small World) photo

Mignon Topmix White

Mignon Topmics White photo

Nordlicht

Nordlicht pictures

Orange DuetOrange Duet

Orange Duet photo

Orange Zion

Orange Zion pictures

Rebecca Ward( World of Rebbeki)

Rebecca Ward( Mir Rebbeki) photo

Lilac Time

Lilac Time photo

Twainings Smart

Twainings Smartie Photo

Teible Dancer

Table Dancer photo

Wink

Wink photo

Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka photo

Cheeky Glow

Cheeky Glow photo

Edinburgh

Edinburgh photo

Art Act

Art Act photo

Dahlia

Dahlia

Fleurel

Fleurel pictures

See wood glorie

See wood glorie pictures