Definition of cactus dahlia in US English:

cactus dahlia


  • A dahlia of a variety which has rolled petals, giving the flower a prickly appearance.

    • ‘From cactus dahlias like bursting fireworks stopped in time to pompon dahlias with intensely colored petals, dahlias make a dramatic addition to any garden.’
    • ‘Our current selection of straight cactus dahlias is listed here.’
    • ‘Like miniature bursts of fireworks, cactus dahlias always bring a smile and light up any garden bed or container.’
    • ‘I have my three cactus dahlias in five gallon pots, but they are only about 6’ tall at the moment.’
    • ‘To start with I will discuss the cactus dahlia and its various forms, of which there the group is split into three separate types that may be for show purposes often put into one class of cactus or semi cactus.’