Dahlia Dahlia 'Freya's Thalia' (Sin/lil)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
dahlia 'Freya's Thalia'


Dahlia 'Freya's Thalia' is a striking and elegant flowering plant known for its unique blooms. The flowers of this dahlia are characterized by their delicate pastel hues, which predominantly feature soft, dreamy lavenders with hints of creamy white. These two-tone petals are arranged in a stunning waterlily form, giving the blooms a layered, intricate appearance that resembles the elegance of water lilies. Each flower is a composite, showcasing a central disc that is often hidden by the surrounding petals. The petals themselves are slightly curved, lending a graceful and flowing aspect to the overall visual display. The rich coloration of the petals is more intense at the base, creating a beautiful depth and dimension as it lightens towards the edge. While the blooms are the main attraction, the foliage forms a lush backdrop that contrasts and accentuates the flowers. The leaves are deep green, creating a supportive canvas that highlights the color and structure of the blooms. The plant's structure is sturdy, with stems that rise to support each individual flower head with poise. Dahlia 'Freya's Thalia' is cultivated for its ornamental appeal, making it a favorite among gardeners and floral enthusiasts. It's often a showstopper in gardens, borders, and as a cut flower in arrangements due to its mesmerizing appearance and the aesthetic appeal of its blossoms. This plant is a testament to the diversity and beauty within the Dahlia genus, embodying the flamboyance and variety these flowers are known for.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Dahlia, Garden Dahlia

    • Common names

      Dahlia 'Freya's Thalia'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Dahlias, including 'Freya's Thalia', are generally considered non-toxic to humans. There is no significant evidence to suggest that touching or ingesting dahlias causes poisoning in humans. Therefore, ingestion of dahlias is not commonly associated with any adverse symptoms due to toxicity.

    • To pets

      Dahlias are also considered non-toxic to pets such as cats and dogs. If your pet happens to ingest parts of a dahlia plant, it is not expected to suffer from any significant toxic effects. However, as with any non-food plant, ingestion can potentially cause mild gastrointestinal upset, such as vomiting or diarrhea, due to the irritation of the stomach or intestines, rather than toxicity.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      4-5 feet (1.2-1.5 meters)

    • Spread

      2-3 feet (0.6-0.9 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: The Dahlia 'Freya's Thalia' offers stunning visual interest with its unique sinuous and lily-like blooms, enhancing the beauty of gardens and landscapes.
    • Variety in Color: With a range of hues, this dahlia provides gardeners the opportunity to design colorful and diverse floral arrangements.
    • Attracts Pollinators: This plant is known for attracting bees, butterflies, and other beneficial pollinators, supporting biodiversity and the health of the garden ecosystem.
    • Easy to Grow: Dahlias are generally easy to cultivate, making them a great choice for both novice and experienced gardeners.
    • Blooming Longevity: Dahlias have a long flowering season, typically from midsummer to the first frost, offering extended periods of enjoyment.
    • Suitable for Cut Flowers: Due to their long stems and vibrant blooms, dahlias are ideal for creating beautiful cut flower arrangements.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Dye production: The petals of dahlias can be used to create natural dyes for fabrics and other materials, offering shades of yellow, orange, and bronze.
    • Photography subject: Dahlias, with their intricate petals and vivid colors, are a popular subject for photographers seeking to capture the beauty of nature.
    • Educational tool: In botany classes, dahlias can be used to teach students about plant biology, hybridization, and the history of cultivation.
    • Mood enhancer: The vibrant and diverse colors of dahlia flowers are known to boost mood and create a pleasant environment in homes and gardens.
    • Artistic inspiration: Artists may use dahlia flowers as a muse for paintings, drawings, and other forms of visual art due to their complex form and variety of colors.
    • Culinary decoration: Although not commonly consumed, dahlia petals can adorn cakes and desserts for a splash of natural color and subtle floral appearance.
    • Feng shui: Some practitioners of feng shui use dahlia flowers to add energy to a space and create a balance of the five elements within a home or garden.
    • Scientific research: Dahlias can be involved in genetic studies due to their complex genomes and the wide variation that exists within the dahlia plant family.
    • Craft projects: The sturdy structure and colorful petals of dahlias make them ideal for inclusion in craft projects such as wreaths, potpourri, and pressed flower arrangements.
    • Event decor: Dahlia flowers are used to decorate venues for events like weddings, anniversaries, and celebrations, providing natural beauty and elegance.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    Dahlias are not typically associated with Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    Dahlias are not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Elegance and Dignity: Dahlias, with their intricate petals and stunning display, are often associated with poise and grace.
    • Commitment and Bond: The dahlia's variety and long-lasting blooms symbolize a lasting commitment and an everlasting bond between two people.
    • Change and Diversity: As dahlias come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors, they represent diversity and the ability to adapt to new challenges.
    • Creative Expression: The complex form of dahlias suggests inspiration and encourages individuals to embrace their own unique creative journey.
    • Warning and Caution: In the Victorian language of flowers, dahlias can also signify a warning or a gesture to be cautious about something.

Every 3-4 days
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every year
Spring to Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Dahlia 'Freya's Thalia', commonly known as Dahlia, prefers to be watered deeply, and the soil should be allowed to dry out slightly between waterings to prevent rot. Generally, watering once or twice a week is sufficient, depending on the weather conditions, with about one to two gallons per plant each time during the active growing season. During particularly hot or dry spells, you might need to water more frequently. Always water at the base of the plant to keep the foliage dry and reduce the risk of disease.

  • sunLight

    Dahlias thrive in a location that provides full sun for at least 6 to 8 hours a day. The ideal spot for 'Freya's Thalia' is in a sunny garden bed or border that is protected from strong winds. Adequate sunlight is essential for the plant to develop strong stems and vibrant blooms, so make sure it is not shaded by taller plants or structures during the day.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Dahlias, like 'Freya's Thalia', prefer a comfortable temperature range, doing best in conditions between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. They can survive minimum temperatures down to about 50 degrees Fahrenheit, but anything below this can harm the plant. The maximum temperature for healthy growth should not exceed 75 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Dahlias grow optimally when night temperatures are slightly cooler than day temperatures.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning Dahlias, like 'Freya's Thalia', encourages more vigorous growth and better flower production. Deadhead spent flowers regularly to promote continuous blooming and cut back stems to the main body to maintain a compact shape. The best time for pruning is late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Prune annually and remove any dead or damaged stems to improve overall health.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Dahlias require well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH of 6.5-7.0. A good soil mix would be equal parts garden soil, peat moss, and perlite or sand, ensuring proper drainage. Amend with compost for fertility.

  • plantRepotting

    Dahlias should be repotted annually, usually in the spring. After the first frost kills the top, dig up the tubers, store them for the winter, and plant them again in the spring.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Dahlias do well in moderate humidity levels. They can tolerate a wide range of humidity conditions but avoid excessively dry or wet environments.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Keep dahlias in well-lit spaces and rotate for even growth.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun and protect from strong winds.

  • circleLife cycle

    Dahlia 'Freya's Thalia' (Dahlia pinnata) starts its life as a tuber, which is planted in the spring after the last frost for growth in warmer climates. The tuber sprouts and grows into a sturdy stem with leaves, eventually producing distinctive vibrant blooms during the summer and fall. As the plant matures, it can be deadheaded to encourage further blooming and maintain plant vigor. As temperatures drop with the arrival of autumn, the above-ground growth begins to die back, signaling the end of the flowering stage. Before the first frost, gardeners typically cut back the foliage and dig up the tubers to store them in a cool, dry place for winter. The next spring, the stored tubers are replanted, and the cycle begins anew.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to Summer

    • The most popular method of propagating Dahlia 'Freya's Thalia', commonly called simply Dahlia, is through division of tubers. This process is best done in spring when the soil is warm, just before the new growth starts. To propagate by division, carefully lift the clump of tubers from the ground using a fork, ensuring minimal damage to the tubers. Gently brush off the soil and divide the clump into sections, making sure each section has at least one eye, which is a point on the tuber from which new growth will emerge. Replant the tuber sections immediately, placing them about 6 inches (15 centimeters) deep and spaced approximately 18 inches (45 centimeters) apart to provide enough room for growth. Water the newly planted tubers well to help establish them. Avoid overwatering, however, as this can cause the tubers to rot.