Plants We Love: Dazzling Dahlia

Plant name: Dahlia

Botanical name:
Dahlia coccinea hybrids, our mixes Shades of Orange and Mixed Colors

Suggested by:
Ginny Hunt, Seedhunt

Virtues:
Easy to grow, long bloom, no staking, hundreds of flowers from each plant. Blooms within 2 to 3 months of sowing.

Flower:
Could be orange, yellow, magenta, violet, red. Colors are generally vibrant, although striking pastels and bi-colors also occur.

Foliage:
Deep to light green leaves are typical; although dark red leaves appear on some seedlings, as do blackish stems.

Habit:
Erect, vase-shaped, leafy. Generally grow 4 to 6 feet tall.

Season:
Early summer to late fall.

Companions:
Your imagination is the only limit.

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