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DAHLIA 'Gina Lombaert'
Dahlia, Gina Lombaert Dahlia, Incurved Cactus Dahlia
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Few garden plants rival dahlias as everblooming bedding plants and cutflowers. The formal double type 'Gina Lombaert' produces cheerful yellow flowers about 8 inches wide (20 cm). Each long-lasting blossom comprises numerous rows of pointed, incurved petals. The central petals are vivid yellow and then fade to light yellow or white near the bottom and edge of the flower head. 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 Gina Lombaert dahlia was introduced in 1960.
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 stems of 'Gina Lombaert' is wise to prevent the plant from toppling in winds or rain downpours.
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
3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
White, Light Yellow, Lemon Yellow
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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