A section of flower shows in Lal Bagh, Bangalore is always dominated by Dahlias. A wide variety of this species is presented. The sizes the fully matured blooming flowers attain are sometimes as big as plates. The shades of colors are amazing; when so many are placed together it is almost a riot.
Dahlia is the national flower of Mexico and is named after the 18th century botanist Anders Dahl. A Dahlia profile below.