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Apache Dahlia, Dahlia, Laciniated Dahlia
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Few garden plants rival dahlias as everblooming bedding plants and cutflowers. The spectacular flowering 'Apache' is a herbaceous, warm-season, tender perennial with bulbous underground tubers. Its compound green foliage is made of oval and pointed leaflets with toothed margins. The 6- to 8-inch (15 to 20 cm), double-form, laciniated-type (or "cactus") flowers are blood red and long-lasting. The petals look thin and toothed at their slender tips. It is good to remove the spent flowers to encourage continued flower production up until frost. The hybrid 'Apache' was released around 1963.
Dahlias prefer well-drained, fertile soil and full to partial sun. The most beautiful flowers occur when nights are comfortably cool and days warm and sunny. Hybrid dahlias are often grown from divisions of tuberous roots and cuttings to preserve their unique characteristics. Dahlias are cold sensitive and their tuberous roots should be lifted and overwintered in cool dry locations where winters are harsh. In hot, humid subtropical regions the dahlia is best grown in the late fall and winter with the start of the dry season.
12 - 1
8 - 11
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Bulb or Corm or Tuber
Full Sun, Partial Sun
30"-36" / 76.2cm - 91.4cm
20"-28" / 50.8cm - 71.1cm
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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