The Dahlia originated from Central and South America between Mexico and Columbia. the Dahlia is named after Andreas Dahl, who lived from 1751 to 1789. The original Dahlias were Dahlia coccinea, Dahlia rosea and Dahlia pinnata. From these single types, Dahlia Breeders have developed the Dahlias we appreciate today
1. To provide an organization of dahlia growers with common goals for growing and exhibiting dahlias.
2. To provide leadership in dahlia culture by providing information through speakers and demonstrations.