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Dahlia

Plant of the Week – Dahlia

Dahlia

 

Dahlia

 

 

Originally native to Mexico, Dahlias were grown as a root crop and as a medicinal plant. Today Dahlias are popular for their amazing range of colours and flower shapes. You can find them in nearly every shade except blue. They may produce small, button-sized flowers or blossoms as big as a dinner plate.

Botanical Name: Dahlia

Common Name: Dahlia

Family: Asteraceae

Plant Type: Tuber

Size: 1’ – 7’, depending on the variety

Soil: Loamy with neutral or slightly acid pH & plenty of organic matter

Location: Full sun

Water: Constant moisture, good drainage

Flowering Season: Late Summer – Autumn

Additional Attributes: Can be propagated in spring by dividing the tubers, taking cuttings, or from seed.

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