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DAHLIA (DALINA® MAXI TOLUCA)

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

DAHLIA( DALINA® MAXI TOLUCA, DALINA® SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Dahlia

Special Notice

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General Description

The Dalina® Series of dahlias are tender, tuberous perennials developed for their medium-sized semi-double flowers upon bushy, uniform plants. They are a collection of hybrid cultivars, each named after tropical islands, such as Barbados or Tonga. The beautiful green foliage is adorned with white, yellow, red, or violet-tinted flowers. The petals surround a small golden yellow center that may or may not be fully visible.

Dahlias prefer fertile, well-drained soil and full to partial sun. They also grow well in containers. Ideally, night temperatures should be comfortably cool, and days should lack overbearing humidity. Summer's heavy downpours can give dahlia plants a beating. Ensure plants have good air circulation to help forestall disease that prefer wet leaves. They make excellent bedding or small container plants and outstanding cut flowers. In cold-winter regions, lift and store the tubers indoors and replant them in spring when the soil has warmed. In hot, humid tropical climates, plant the tubers after the summer rainy season.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    8 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    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

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m

  • Width

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Yellow, Red, Pink, Dark Red, Violet

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No