Black Dahlia Flower
DIY brides love Black Dahlias for their unusual shapes, unexpected texture, and large size. Fresh cut bulk Dahlia flowers are sold by the bunch (5 stems per bunch) and come in a variety of colors. DAHLIA DISCLAIMER: Dahlias are basically Taylor Swift - you never know if they're going to be heaven on earth or vengeful AF. If you're smitten, it's best only when picking them up directly or accept the crapshoot they are. (Now isn't that more fun than just saying, "Dahlias are not guaranteed, so buyer beware?")
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Stem Count: 5 stems
Color: Deep Burgundy to Black
Season: Spring to Early Fall
Description: Fluffy blooms that come in a variety of shapes ranging from rounded to more textured. Highly delicate blooms with a short vase life.
Flower Design Type: Accent Flower
The Good: When you have a few perfect blooms, nothing can be more glorious! Especially with the dinner plate variety! Dahlias are very beautiful and unique to look at. They work perfectly as a show-piece flower.
The Bad: Dahlias can be the pits to work with. They can look beautiful one day and horrible the next. They just tend to be very temperamental in general. They need their own separate container during the prep process, and they need to stay in a cool area. Typically, only 1-2 blooms are usable per bunch. Blooms typically grow facing sideways (not upward), so designing with them can be difficult. Soft, delicate petals with an extremely short vase life.
- Give the stems a fresh cut and place in cool water.
- Dahlia's stems have a lot of bacteria and should be placed away from other blooms in only a few inches of water.
- Water should be changed daily.
- Best to have professional refrigeration, as Dahlias have a short vase life.
Dahlias are considered an "Accent Flower." Based on our design suggestions, here are our quantity recommendations:
- Bridal Bouquet: 1-3 stems
- Maids: 1-2 stems
- Bouts: N/A
- Corsage: N/A
- Centerpieces: 2-4 stems
- Large Arrangements: N/A
Flower Moxie reserves the right to make changes or substitutions. All substitutions are only done as a last resort, and only when the reasons for doing so are reasonable and genuine. For example, if a flower becomes unavailable (off-crop), incorrect color, or not in good condition to grace a wedding function we will substitute a flower that has a similar color and price-point.
Acceptable Subs: Ranunculus, Garden Roses, Peonies, or another higher-end type flower in similar color palette.
Dahlia photo by Elena Joland on Unsplash