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DAHLIA pinnata var. nana
Dahlia, Dwarf Dahlia, Dwarf Pinnate Dahlia
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The cultivars in the Delicious Series are well-branching, upright to mounding, heavy-flowering types and come in an array of colors, and have names referring to sweet condiments. Their flowers are double to semi-double in form.
Pinnate dahlia's simple green leaves on tall herbaceous stems are accented by beautiful, circular and daisy-like flowers in summer and fall. Originally from the mild mountainous regions of Mexico southward to Colombia, it is a tender perennial with bulbous underground tubers that produces nearly evergreen foliage, which is comprised of single, oval and pointed green leaves with toothed margins. When the weather is warm it will produce rounded, daisy-like flowers that are bronze-gold, yellow,white, dark burgundy, orange or pale pink. It is advantageous 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. Cultivars of pinnate dahlias are often grown from divisions of tuberous roots and cuttings to preserve their unique characteristics, or grown from seed to create new, interesting colored or shaped flowerheads. All 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
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
Bulb or Corm or Tuber
Full Sun, Partial Sun
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall, Early Winter
Spring, Summer, Fall
White, Yellow, Orange, Gold, Light Pink, Burgundy, Dark Red, Bronze
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Tropical
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