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DAHLIA 'George C'
Dahlia, Formal Decorative Dahlia, George C Dahlia
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Few garden plants rival dahlias as everblooming bedding plants and cutflowers. The formal double type 'George C' produces dark violet-crimson flowers anywhere from 4 to 7 inches wide (10 to 18 cm). Each long-lasting, blossom comprises numerous rows of oval petals. Within each flower head, tones of red to fuchsia or magenta are likely. The dahlia is a herbaceous, warm-season, tender perennial with bulbous underground tubers. Its compound dark green foliage is made of oval and pointed leaflets with toothed margins. It is good to remove the spent flowers to encourage continued flower production up until frost. The hybrid 'George C' was introduced in 1999.
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. Staking the central stems of 'George C' is wise in windy garden locations.
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"-40" / 76.2cm - 101.6cm
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Red, Pink, Magenta, Fuchsia, Crimson
Green, Dark Green
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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