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Scientific name: Dahlia spp.    dal-ya

Common name: Dahlia

Design Characteristics

Height  6-36"+
Spread  12-24"
Form  upright
Texture  medium
Flower color  variable
Leaf color  green
Time of bloom  July-September

Horticultural Characteristics

Light
requirement
 full sun
Soil
requirement
 -high water requirement
 -high transpiration rate
Propagation
method
 divide tubers
 -need an eye
USDA Hardiness Zone   4-9

Miscellaneous

Peculiarities/Problems   Insects
 -cucumber beetle, aphid, whitefly
 Diseases
 -viruses, ring spot
Uses  -border
 -shows
 -cut flower
Comments  -make good cut flowers (4-5 days)
 -dig in fall and overwinter in vermiculite (donít seal the bag)