Fall’s “It” Flower and How to Style it
I love a good flower arrangement. Maybe it’s because I worked in a flower shop or just the Taurus in me loving the beautiful luxuries nature has to offer. But when it comes to flowers I’m addicted. I follow several different Instagram accounts solely because all they post are flowers…morning, noon, and night that’s it. So when I recently saw the same stem popping up in many different arrangements it was clear this was the “it” flower for fall. I must say I’m pretty excited about it, I love Dahlias! We had them in our wedding arrangements as well as in our backyard at our rental and I plan on planting more in our new home come spring. But for now I’ll just incorporate them into our fall arrangements for inside the home.
Growing Season: These colorful flowers generally bloom from midsummer to first frost. Which makes them an ideal fall flower.
Available colors: This flower comes in a wide variety of colors. Blue is the only color that it doesn’t come in
Size: The stems are leafy, ranging in height from as low as 30 cm (12 in) to more than 1.8–2.4 m (6–8 ft
Where to find it: Dahlias are hard to find, they definitely won’t be at all your major grocers. Places like Whole Foods and an actual florist are where you’ll find these beauties.
Where it’s most popular: Mexico
Recommended vases: These are an extremely versatile flower. They look great in a large vase spread out. I add a simple berry to one of my arrangements for fun but generally they look great alone too.
Fun fact: The Aztecs used them to treat epilepsy, and used the long hollow stem as water pipes
Cost: Varies between florists, but I paid $5 per stem.