While they may not be my favorite plants, dahlias are certainly pretty high on the list, right behind daffodils, lilies, and chamillias. They’re undeniably beautiful, they’re great for sharing, and they come in a rainbow of colors - of course, with the exception of blue, like tulips. They’re also fairly easy to care for, making them an excellent addition for any spring garden.
If you’re looking for an understated or modest flower for your garden, you’ll have to find it elsewhere. Dahlia’s are radiant and bold and were once a treasured flower in Empress Josephine’s famous gardens. Now, they bring their enthusiastic blooms to our yards.