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DAHLIA 'Taratahi Ruby'
Dahlia, Taratahi Ruby Dahlia, Waterlily Dahlia
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Nothing beats dahlias as everblooming bedding plants and cutflowers. Cultivar 'Taratahi Ruby' is a herbaceous, warm season, tender perennial with bulbous underground tubers. Its compound, dark green to bronzed foliage is made of oval and pointed leaflets with toothed margins. The medium-sized, doubled, waterlily-flowered blossoms are robust red, and close at night. Bases of the petals may expose a creamy white color when the flowerhead is aged and widely open. The long stems are usually reddish green. 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
44"-50" / 111.8cm - 127.0cm
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Spring, Summer, Fall
Dark Green, Bronze
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Tropical
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