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Chic Dahlia, Dahlia
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Dahlias are nearly unrivaled as everblooming bedding plants or cut flowers. The dark foliage and the light yellow blooms of 'Chic' illustrate this point. This hybrid - a member of the Chic Series - produces semi-double, light yellow flowers with a golden brown center. Multiple rows of oval petals create the augmented daisy-like flower head that lasts a long time. 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. The compound dark green-black foliage of 'Chic' 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.
Historically, there is also a cultivar named 'Chic' that is a purple-flowering miniature ball dahlia. It was introduced in 1958.
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
14"-18" / 35.6cm - 45.7cm
16"-22" / 40.6cm - 55.9cm
Light Yellow, Brown
Dark Green, Black
Dark Green, Black
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Edging, Mixed Border
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