Dahlias are thought to symbolize dignity and elegance, and also to express an eternal bond between two people.
ORIGIN: The Dahlia flower was named after the 18th century Swedish botanist Anders Dahl. It originated from mountainous places of Mexico and Guatemala. The tubers were grown as a food crop by the Aztecs, but this use largely declined after the Spanish Conquest.
AVAILABILITY: Year-round, with peak season January until May.