New Dahlias for Your 2019 Flower Garden
It’s that time of year when we tempt you with our lineup of new dahlias for the coming summer. We have added TWELVE new varieties for 2019 – more than ever before.
If you’re like me, by the time you include your favorite dahlias from years past, it’s hard to squeeze in any new varieties. But squeeze you must because some awesome new favorites await you…
New Dahlias with Mid-Size Flowers
In recent years, dahlias in peach, coral and copper hues have been some of our most popular varieties. It seems like today’s flower gardeners are as comfortable with these warm, mid-tone colors as they are with more traditional pastels. Glowing sunset colors are especially appealing in late summer and fall. They mix beautifully with the many golds and purples that fill our gardens at that time of year.
The flowers of dahlia Fur Elise fit this color profile and have all the tropical warmth of a perfectly ripe mango. They are a classic, decorative dahlia shape and measure 3 to 4″ across — the ideal size for mixed arrangements. Combined with burgundy and purple it’s a definite wow.
These pretty, two-tone flowers remind us of dahlia American Dawn, which is sadly unavailable this year due to a crop failure. From a distance, Great Silence reads as peach, but up close it’s a lovely combination of rose-pink and gold. Different and surprisingly beautiful! Looks fabulous with purple, orange, yellow and burgundy. The 4 to 5″ flowers have dark, slender stems.
The petals of this new dahlia look like they have been hand-painted with delicate brushstrokes of violet-pink. The big, 5” blossoms have dark centers and a pale yellow glow that adds to their beauty. In summer bouquets, Lake Michigan harmonizes with phlox, liatris, buddleia and burgundy, purple or gold dahlias. You’ll get months of flowers, starting in July and continuing right through September.
All dahlias are great cut flowers, but this one is a favorite because of its unusual color. Bacardi’s muted, antique rose flowers have an old-world elegance that adds style and sophistication to any bouquet. The 5″ blossoms have tight, burgundy centers and long, dark stems. Blends beautifully with burgundy, peach and purple. Recommended by British cut flower expert Sarah Raven. Update: this variety has already sold out for 2019.
The color of Karma Prospero falls somewhere between pale pink and lavender, depending on the weather, time of day and time of year. That changeable nature, and each blossom’s perfect, waterlily form, made it a must for our 2019 dahlia assortment. Originally bred for the cut flower industry, Karma dahlias are known for their high bud count and we already offer six other varieties. With Karma Propsero you’ll be picking armloads of sweet, pastel pink flowers on long, dark stems.
This photo does not do Cantiflora justice — it’s a lot more beautiful than it looks here. The color is a good, strong rose-pink, and the petals fade to paler pink at the edges. This gives the 4” to 5” flowers an unusual frosty look. Cantiflora is a perfect companion for blossoms in any color of pink, especially those in softer hues like Miracle Princess and Karma Prospero. Dark foliage makes this a particularly good dahlia for perennial borders.
Cactus and Double Dahlias, Too
The color of this radiant semi-cactus dahlia is warmer than pink and softer than orange. The big, 6 to 8″ blossoms have loosely rolled petals with forked tips. With its lemon-yellow center, Felida Solar Flare glows like a beacon from across the yard or across the room. The spiky shape of the flowers will add excitement to all your summer arrangements. Stunning paired with yellow, orange, deep red and burgundy.
Bishop of Canterbury‘s vibrant, cherry-plum flowers have glittering, black and gold centers. Dark stems and finely cut, almost black foliage add to their dramatic flair. The plants have an open habit and grow just 3 feet tall, which makes them ideal for perennial beds and containers. Another of British floral designer Sarah Raven’s favorite dahlias.
New Dahlias with 8″ to 10″ Flowers
This dahlia delivers every shade of pink from blush to cranberry. As the big, 8″ flowers mature, they open wide to display two-tone petals with picotee edges and pinstripes. Each flower is unique and it’s fun to see how they differ from one to the next. Pinkie Swear has a slightly frilly look, which contrasts nicely with more formal flower shapes.
Peach and mango, coral and dusty rose are the must-have colors for today’s floral designers. Fairway Spur combines all these lovely hues in every blossom. Broad, gently twisted petals give the flowers a casual charm. Impress yourself and impress your friends with these big, 8 to 10” blooms. It takes just a few stems to make a knock-out flower arrangement.
On a lighter note we are happy to introduce Shiloh Noelle. This dahlia’s enormous, 8 to 10″ flowers have frilly white petals and an orchid-pink and lavender blush. Shiloh Noelle is similar to Café au Lait, but with more color. The lush, peony-like blossoms are perfect for weddings and will add a romantic touch to all your summer bouquets. As with all dahlias, the more you pick, the more they will bloom.
The Pantone Color of the Year for 2019 is “living coral” and this dinnerplate dahlia is a perfect match. Its tropical colors run from apricot and gold to raspberry and rose pink. Loosely rolled and twisting petals give the 8 to 9″ flowers lots of texture and personality. The plants are tall, with attractive, dark stems. Belle of Barmera is similar to Labyrinth, but the blossoms are larger, the petals are wider, and the color is more vivid. Update: unfortunately this variety has already sold out for 2019.
Wait, There’s More
This year we are offering 100+ varieties of dahlias, and you can see them all HERE. Note that in the top right corner we’ve made it possible to narrow your view by flower color or type. To see a page with just the new dahlias click HERE.
Can’t decide among all these choices? Our dahlia collections and dahlia color mixes are always a great place to start. Though most people don’t start planting dahlias until May, we usually sell through the most popular varieties by early March. So the sooner you order the better — especially for these new varieties. Happy shopping!