Cut Dahlia Care Page

What to Expect Upon Arrival:

Dahlias arrive open and will not continue to open in your vase. We always include a couple extra flowers in each order in case some blooms get damaged in transport. Allow 12 hours for your flowers to hydrate before arranging.

**Important! Dahlias have a short vase life so follow the steps below to get the most out of your dahlias:

  • Sterilize your vase before every use as bacteria and fungus in your vase are the main reasons for early decline of flowers.
  • Give your flower stems a fresh cut at an angle before placing in your vase.
  • We recommend placing in them in several vases so that they can have space to open up. Mix with some of your favorite foliage from your yard!
  • Change vase water every few days and definitely top off the vase water daily. These are very thirsty flowers!
  • Add flower food (optional).
  • Keep away from direct sunlight and heat sources.


  • Don't forget to get creative! Collect foliage and other blooms from your yard to add to your flowers.
  • To preserve, leave flowers in the vase and allow them to slowly dry naturally.