A symbol of recognition in the language of flowers, the Dahlia charms with its diversity of shapes and colours.
Carried out at the beginning of the 19th century, hybridisations established the Dahlia as an adornment, leaving behind its purely food uses.
Native to America, it was known to the Aztecs as Cocoxochitl, or “water cane“. The tuber was consumed for its nutritional virtues, the foliage left to the cattle and the flowers adorned hairstyles. This plant was then credited with anti-epileptic and diuretic properties.
Adorned with multiple shapes and colours except blue, the Dahlia blooms from early summer until frost.