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Dazzling Dahlias In Every Color

Dahlias are available in a huge range of colors and styles. These flowers have diverse genetics that allow them to express many exciting characteristics like color, petal form, size, and more. If you love garden design or creating beautiful cut flower arrangements, then Dahlias are definitely the right choice for you! Our team at American Meadows has crafted an amazing selection of Dahlia varieties to showcase the dazzling colors of these beautiful blooms, and this guide will make it easier to find flowers in your favorite hue. Be sure to plant plenty of Dahlias to enjoy plenty of flowers in the garden and in the vase!

Find Your Favorite Color!

  1. Light Purple Dahlias
  2. Dark Purple & Magenta Dahlias
  3. Red Dahlias
  4. Pink Dahlias
  5. Peach Dahlias
  6. Orange Dahlias
  7. Yellow Dahlias
  8. White Dahlias
  9. A Note On The Variability Dahlia Colors
  10. Colorful Dahlia Collections

Light Purple Dahlias

Whether you like to call these colors Lavender, Lilac, or pastel purple, these soft and romantic hues look beautiful in the garden in contrast with green foliage. Pair these pretty purple flowers with dark purple blooms, pink, or bright white - you can't go wrong!

Dark Purple & Magenta Dahlias

This rich and saturated color palette features shades of burgundy and glimmering jewel tones. These standout blooms practically glow with color in the late summer sun.

Red Dahlias

Bright blooms range from cherry-red to deep nearly black. Providing high contrast color against deep green foliage, these dramatic flowers add a festive flair to the garden, perfect for the rich tones of fall. Pair with orange and yellow blooms to complement a warm, bright color palette.

Pink Dahlias

These pretty pink blooms may be the most picture-perfect of them all! They’ll blend beautifully with any other color, from bright reds and oranges to cool purples. From pale powder pink to vibrant raspberry, these exquisitely colorful flowers are not to be missed.

Peach Dahlias

Showing off all the magnificent hues of a summer sunset, Peach Dahlias have been gaining in popularity. Their luminous colors fit perfectly into a late summer and fall landscape. Plus, the soft peachy to coral colors blend beautifully with popular pink and yellow Dahlias.

Orange Dahlias

Bold and bright, these Dahlias will bring all the vibrance of fall foliage into your garden. Pair with yellow, peach, and red Dahlias for a confident color palette, or pair with purple flowers for a high-contrast fall display.

Yellow Dahlias

Bring sunshine to your garden and cut flowers with these bright yellow blooms! From soft buttercream to saturated lemon yellow, this cheerful color coordinates in a warm and harmonious palette with pink, peach, red, and orange.

White Dahlias

These snow-white petals are perfect for simple, elegant designs. The light and shadows will play off of each unique Dahlia form. Plus, they’ll easily coordinate with other colors, blending with softer hues and providing contrast to brighter colors.

A Quick Note On Dahlia Colors

The same genetics that give Dahlias their stunning range of color can also create a lot of variability and inconsistency when the flowers bloom. Most cultivars available today are reliable, but there can be surprises in the garden!

Here are a few things that you may see occasionally when growing Dahlias:

  • A bicolor Dahlia may produce flowers with two colors one year, but grow one-color flowers the next.
  • Dahlias with solid flowers, as a result of stress or genetic mutations, may grow a bi-color flower one year.
  • Single-color flowers can express a range of colors, depending on the plant, your growing conditions, and the weather. Cafe Au Lait, one of the most popular Dahlias, is known for growing blooms that express a range of colors, from buff white to pale pink to pale yellow. 

Here are a few factors that influence Dahlia flower colors:

  • Weather: heat and cold can affect growth rate, flower size, and flower production.
  • Climate and soil: the nutrients in your soil and your growing conditions can affect flowering.
  • Flower age: As flowers mature, you may see a shift in coloring as the petals open and expand. Some colors may become brighter, while others may fade. Enjoy the beauty of every phase!

Colorful Dahlia Collections

Can't choose just one favorite? You're in good company! Our carefully curated Dahlia collections feature varieties that coordinate beautifully in your garden or cut flower arrangements.

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