Where does the word Dahlia come from?
An Anglo-Saxon first name taken from the name of the flower, which was named after Swedish botanist Anders Dahl. Dahl is a variant spelling of the Scandinavian surname Dal, meaning “valley”.
Are dahlias native to North America?
Dahlia’s are native to North America, originally hailing from the mountains of northern Mexico. At one time, their tubers were harvested as an edible food source, but they have since been popularly developed as a floral crop – and it’s not hard to tell why.
Do dahlias come back every year?
Dahlias are not frost hardy, so when temperatures plummet the leaves and remaining blooms collapse in a heap. However, all is not lost. The tubers that grow beneath the ground are unharmed and can live to perform again year after year given a little care from you.