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Dahlia spp.

Dahlia
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Dahlia spp.
Principal Common Name
Common Name(s) Dahlia
Synonym
Description Dahlia is a genus of bushy, summer- and autumn-flowering, tuberous perennials that are originally from Mexico, where they are the national flower. The Spanish discovered dahlias in the mountains of Mexico. Dahlias come in almost all colors except blue.
General Comments The dahlia is named after Swedish 18th-century botanist Anders Dahl.
Origin
Nativity Mexico,Guatemala
Height Range 1 - 7 FT
Spread Range 1 - 3 FT
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24 : 25 : 26 : 27 : 28 : 29 : 30 : 31 : 32 : 33 : 34 : 35 : 36 : 37 : 38 : 39 : 40 : 41 : 42 : 43 : 44 : 45
USDA Zones 4a : 4b : 5a : 5b : 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b
Leaf Color Dark Green
Leaf Texture Compound : Glossy : Serrate
Form Bedding plant : Bulb : Shrub
Flower Color Bicolor : Bright Orange : Bright Red : Bright Yellow : Chartreuse : Coral : Cream : Dark Red : Deep Orange : Deep Pink : Deep Purple : Gold : Green : Lavender : Magenta : Orange : Pink : Purple : Red : White : Yellow
Flower Time June : July : Aug : Sept
Months
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Loam : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Heavy
Outstanding Features Color : Flower : Heat Tolerant

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