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Published by Pavilon, 2018
From back cover

Photography by Georgianna Lane

Dahlias is a a celebration of the dazzling colours and flamboyant forms of one of the world's favourite flowers.

Dahlias are back in vogue. Once dismissed as unfashionably gaudy, professional gardeners, florists and hobbyists around the world are falling back in love with this flowers eccentric charm. With sumptuous petals and floral fireworks, dahlias are taking over as the focal piece in bouquets of every kind.


This stunning collection profiles over 65 types of dahlia. From the billowing beautty of Café au Lait and luminously delicate Platinum Blonde to the swirled ruff of Jomanda and spiny Black Narcissus, you'll discover a splendid selection of classics, as well as the best modern varieties.

Captured in all their exberance by leading floral photographer Georgianna Lane, gardening expert Naomi Slade presents fresh commentary and no-fuss advice on how to grow these botanical beauties and fill your home with spectacular cut flowers. Whether you have a sizable garden or a simple container, lose yourself in the enduring charm of dahlias.


"Lavishingly photographed...if you haven't already fallen in love with dahlias, this book will surely convert you." --Daily Mail gardening book of the year roundup

"The book of choice for all those who dream of carrying armfuls of this inimitable flower" --The English Garden magazine


"A sumptuous book. Lovely to look at and a joy to read" --Karen Gimson, Garden Writer, Designer and Radio Presenter

"A comprehensive, quick-reference guide this is a visually stunning book with superb photography, which makes it a beautiful experience to turn each page. A great introduction to the genus" --Gardens Illustrated magazine


"Once you've read Dahlias there's no return it's a one-way ticket to a lifelong obsession" --Nic Wilson, www.dogwooddays.net