Few flowers enliven an arrangement (or for that matter, a garden) like dahlias. Dahlia blossoms’ diverse forms, range of sizes, and their surprising and seemingly endless palette always makes them a standout.

Enjoy These Dahlia Arrangements from the Pages of Flower

Floral designer and chef Sidra Forman designed this green and white fall arrangement of dahlia, rose, and chrysanthemum flowers with pears and branches. Flower List:  ‘Snowbound’ dahlias, ‘Windermere’ roses, white Canadian chrysanthemums, pear branches, thorny olive, oak foliage. Photo by Erik Kvalsik

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Emily Kennedy shows how to create a holiday arrangement using dahlias, foraged ingredients from the yard, and a touch of fresh fruit. Photo by Paige Rumore

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White ‘Tsuki-yori-no-shisha’ dahlias are perfect for Frances Palmer’s Triangle vase. Photo by Rob Cardillo

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Chef and floral designer Sidra Forman whipped up this tantalizing fall arrangement using only dahlias and herbs. Flower List: ‘Pat Feary’ dahlias, ‘Hollyhill Black Beauty’ dahlia, ‘Kentucky Colonel’ spearmint, lemon verbena, marjoram. Photo by Erik Kvalsik

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Memphis-based floral designer Karin Woodward of Haute Horticulture welcomes the arrival of autumn with a festive wreath loaded with dahlias, roses, and foliage. Photo by Annabella Charles

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Kristen Caissie of Moon Canyon designed a centerpiece overflowing with dahlias, setting the tone for an outdoor birthday dinner. Photo by Gemma Ingalls and Andrew Ingalls from In Full Flower

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Sparkles carries a wicker basket of dahlias, ‘Lemon Pompon’ garden roses, ranunculus, diablo, ninebark, and chamomile—the perfect riot of color against her black and white fur. Photo by Liz Young

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Frances Harjeet shows that even a tall vase can show an arrangement with a flowing shape. "I really test the limit of how angled I can go with a stem in order to achieve a wider, looser shape in a vase like this." Photo by Ashley Sawtelle

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Washington D.C., chef and floral designer Sidra Forman, filled a silver bucket with two types of pink blossoms: ‘Café au Lait’ dahlias and ‘Seaton’s J’dore’ chrysanthemums. Photo by Erik Kvalsik

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Jackie Reisenauer's arrangements of red and orange dahlias punctuate the tables at a Minnesota lakeside wedding reception. Photo by Laura Ivanova

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Frances Palmer crafts more than clay vessels. Her dahlia garden is another creative example of her artistic hand a work. Everything about dahlias excited Palmer: their geometry, their wild array of forms, their suffused color spectrum—even their precise arrangement of tucked-in petals within a blossom. Photo by Rob Cardillo

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One of Kristen Caissie's romantic creations, which includes big, white dahlias, wild grasses, persimmon branches, and bunches of spidery, wild clematis. Photo by Gemma Ingalls and Andrew Ingalls from In Full Flower

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Stems of bold, orange dahlias wrapped in birch bark. "It’s absolutely impossible to walk by a a garden full of dahlias and not smile."—Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, Photo by Leisa Cole

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Frances Schultz loves to cut from her Bee Cottage garden for casual arrangements. Here she’s filled a vase with orange dahlias, adding a pop of sunny color to the green Garden Room. Photo by Trevor Tondro

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Frances Harjeet says of this little arrangement of dahlias, garden roses, ranunculus, snapdragons, and zinderella, "The joy of a small design is that it can really highlight a petite blossom, like the many-petaled zinderella in this composition." Photo by Ashley Sawtelle

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Yellow, purple, orange, and red-and-white pompom dahlias provide colorful pops in Frances Palmer's series of white vases with blue oxide drawings. Photo by Rob Cardillo

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Floral designer Ariella Chezar created this fantastic arrangement of dahlias, roses, zinnias, and pokeberries at the 5th annual ADAC In Bloom event. 

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This cross, flowered for the farm wedding of Flower Editor Margot Shaw’s daughter, included ‘Brittney James,’ ‘Jack’ (seedling of ‘Camano Shadows’) and ‘Dr. Les’ dahlias from the Cedar Creek Dahlia Farm.

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Frances Palmer's tulipiere holds a group of single dahlia varieties grown on her farm. Photo by Rob Cardillo

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Denver based designer Frances Harjeet combines four types of dahlias ('Cafe au Lait,' 'Color Specatcle,' 'Foxy Lady,' and 'Karma Choc') with roses, zinnias and foliage for this glowing fall arrangement. Photo by Ashley Sawtelle

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Amy Virginia Buchanan, cofounder of Spring Street Social Society, puts the finishing touches on vases of dahlias, peonies, and astilbes. Photo © 2016 Sam Ortiz.

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Sarah Ryhanen's barn is an appropriate backdrop for her wild floral aesthetic, as seen here in a design with red dahlias and fiery fall colors. Photo by Ngoc Minh Ngo from In Bloom: Creating and Living with Flowers

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Bowls of tomatoes and single stems of dahlias arranged in drinking glasses is a classic Ted Kennedy Watson composition. Photos by Claire Takacs

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In this arrangement Frances Harjeet of Prema combines dahlias, roses, zinnias, ranunculus, scabiosa, chrysanthemums, and snapdragons in a subtle ombré color scheme that is very beautiful. Photo by Ashley Sawtelle

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