Real Madrid Botanical Garden.

Abbe Cavanilles becomes Director of Real Madrid Botanical Garden.

Further Species Named

Abbe Cavanilles published “Icones et Descriptiones Plantarum, Vol 3” in October, that adds two more Dahlia species, Dahlia coccinea &..Read More

“Icones et Descriptiones Plantarum” Published

Abbe Cavanilles published “Icones et Descriptiones Plantarum” in which he dedicated the Genus Dahlia, to Andre Dahl, a Swedish botanist..Read More

Dahlia seed sent to Madrid

Either in 1789 or 1790 Martin de Sessé y Lacasta’s colleague Vincente Cervantes, (Later Director of the Mexican Botanical Gardens)..Read More

Dahlia’s collected for Mexico’s Botanical Garden

Nicholas Joseph Thierry de Menonville, see dahlias growing in Guaxaca Oaxaca. Martin de Sessé y Lacasta (Physician) & Jose Mariano..Read More

First western account of the Dahlia

Friar Bernardino de sahagún arrives in Mexico and would later write the first western account of the Dahlia (Acocoxochitl).

Earliest drawing of Dahlia

Earliest drawing of Dahlia used in symbolic reference to the Chief – proposed by Richard K.Cook Dahlias used as headbands,..Read More