Dahlias stand out in a crowd. They’re big, they’re bold, they come in a plethora of colors and hues, and they’re generally showstoppers. If you were using them in a bouquet, you’d probably only want to use one or two. Otherwise, if you were looking to cover ground with them, they’re oft used as a bedding plant.
I was debating between purple dahlias and the white ombre ones, between the types that are nearly spherical and those which look like lotuses. I couldn’t decide, so I ditched all of them and went for the types with the slightly ruffle-y petals and a pink orange. Pretty common, but I had fun with the layers and layers of petals.
As for what dahlias are associated with, there are a number of meanings, but most of them tend towards inner strength. Being graceful under pressure, staying strong during testing times. I think we could all do with a bit of that.