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James H. Schutte
DAHLIA 'Blue Bayou'
Anemone Dahlia, Blue Bayou Dahlia, Dahlia
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Few garden plants rival dahlias as everblooming bedding plants and the prolific production of anemone-like flowers of 'Blue Bayou' illustrate this point perfectly! Introduced in 1998, this hybrid satisfies best when its flowers are not cut for bouquet use. The 4-inch-wide (10 cm) flowers have an outer ring of violet-lavender petals. In the flower center is a ruffled cluster of purple-violet petaloids. Remove the spent flowers to encourage continued flower production up until frost. The dahlia 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.
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. Stake and tie the central stems of 'Blue Bayou' to prevent toppling from wind or rain.
12 - 1
8 - 11
H1, 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
44"-52" / 111.8cm - 132.1cm
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Light Pink, Lavender, Violet, Plum
Bedding Plant, Mixed Border
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