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DAHLIA 'Rio Grande'( DAHLINOVA® SERIES)
Dahlia, Rio Grande Dahlia
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A tuberous perennial from the Dahlinova® series of dahlias, 'Rio Grande' develops into a compact, freely branching, upright mounding plant. It's prized for its semi-double (extra petal) flowers with pink and magenta petals. The petals blush darker hot pink-magenta at their bases immediately around the central core of bright yellow stamens. This hybrid was developed by Dutch plant breeders in the mid 1990s for commercial production as a potted plant.
Few plants rival dahlias as everblooming bedding plants and cut flowers. These herbaceous, warm-season, tender perennials have bulbous underground tubers. Their green foliage is compound and lush. It is good to remove the spent flowers to encourage continued flower bud production up until a killing frost.
Dahlias grow best in a well-drained, fertile soil and full to partial sun. Cultivars are often grown from divisions and cuttings to preserve their unique characteristics. However, dahlias in the Dahlinova® Series may be grown from seeds. In colder regions, sow seeds after the danger of frost has passed in spring, or in the fall (or end of the summer tropical rainy season) in frost-free zones. Dahlias are cold sensitive and their tuberous roots should be lifted and overwintered indoors in a cool, dry location in regions with harsh winters.
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
11"-14" / 27.9cm - 35.6cm
12"-17" / 30.5cm - 43.2cm
Pink, Hot Pink, Magenta, Rose
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Edging, Mixed Border
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