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DAHLIA 'Marie Schnugg'
Dahlia, Marie Schnugg Dahlia, Orchid Dahlia
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Nothing beats dahlias as everblooming bedding plants and cutflowers. Cultivar 'Marie Schnugg' is a herbaceous, warm season, tender perennial with bulbous underground tubers. Its compound, deep green foliage is made of single, oval and pointed leaflets with toothed margins. The small, single, orchid-flowered blossoms have narrow, half-rolled red petals around a bright yellow central disc. 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. This cultivar is lovely when planted among the similarly shaped, but yellow blossoms of cultivar 'Honka'.
12 - 1
8 - 11
H2, 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
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Spring, Summer, Fall
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Tropical
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