The History of the National Dahlia Society

History of the National Dahlia Society

Six Species Added

Jen P.Hjerting, Paul Sørensen & Dayle Saar jointly travel through Mexico collecting species Dahlias and add six more species to..Read More

“Revision of the Genus Dahlia Asteraceae: Heliantheae-Coreopsidinae” Published

Paul D Sørensen, published in Rhodora, “Revision of the Genus Dahlia Asteraceae: Heliantheae-Coreopsidinae”.

Dahlia juarezii Named

Van der Berg catalogued a new dahlia for sale, calling it Dahlia juarezii to honor Mexican President Benito Pablo Juarez,..Read More

First Exhibition in Scotland

First recorded exhibiting of dahlias in Scotland, receiving Silver Medal.

Cultivation Methods are Documented

Richard Salisbury writes for the Horticultural Society (Later the Royal Horticultural Society) on the different species of Dahlia and the..Read More

John Wedgewood grows Dahlia plants for the first time.

Richard Salisbury (1761 – 1829) receives Dahlia seed from Lady Holland’s garden. John Wedgewood (1766 – 1844) founder of the..Read More

Richard Salisbury grows Dahlia plants for the first time.

Lady Holland ‘s Librarian raises two seedlings from Lady Holland’s Dahlia pinnata purpurea No 1. Alexander Humboldt sends to Wildenow..Read More

Abbe Cavanilles dies

Abbe Cavanilles dies in May 1804. Alexander Humboldt & Bonpland return home to France, from their voyage of exploration of..Read More

First Garden Dahlia Grown in Britain

John Frasier introduces Dahlia coccinea from France, John Woodford grows what is claimed to be Dahlia rosea from France which..Read More