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DAHLIA 'Hamilton Lilian'
Dahlia, Decorative Dahlia, Hamilton Lilian Dahlia
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Nothing beats dahlias as everblooming bedding plants and cutflowers. Cultivar 'Hamilton Lilian' 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. The small to medium-sized, doubled, formal decorative-form flowers have perfecetly shaped petals that end in a blunt tip. The blossom overall looks peach in color, but there is a blend of peach and coral leading out from the yellow of the petals' bases. It is good to remove the old buds from spent flowers to encourage continued flowering.
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.
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'-5' / 0.9m - 1.5m
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Spring, Summer, Fall
Yellow, Coral, Peach
Green, Dark Green
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Tropical
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