Dahlia

Dahlias have a long season of flowering starting in the summer and continuing all the way to beginning of winter. They like sun but you can grow them in mid-shade, but for better flowering  keep them in the sun.

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Pink Dahlia

You can plant Dahlias in borders or among shrubs and to give colors in different parts of the garden. Dahlia is also great for cuttings. There are a large varieties of Dahlias. They are divided in many groups such as the decorative Dahlias which have double flowers and come in giant-flowers, large-flowers, medium and small-flowered.

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Yellow Dahlia

Another group is the cactus dahlia which have more spiky flowers. Cactus Dahlias also come in all sizes. The Semi-cactus also has similar varieties and then there is the ball dahlias they usually are either large or small sized. Collerete Dahlias have single flowers. And there is the Peony Dahlias. Dahlias like moist soil and they grow well in the wet season.

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Dahlia

 

Adding humus is specially useful in sandy and dry soils. Make sure to give them enough spacing for growth 18″ to 24″ depending on the size.

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Dark Pink Dahlia

About Dino Bernardi

I am a flower enthusiast and a gardener at heart. Ever since childhood I would read about plants and started gardening and managing a large garden in my teen years planting and growing a variety of plants, flowers and trees both outdoors and in a greenhouse. To this I enjoy visiting gardens and parks and learning and seeing new and old specimens and varieties of plants.

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  1. Impressive display! Dahlias are indeed a lovely specie of flowers every gardener should have in their garden. For a clean and well-organized selection of dahlia tubers in different variety, you can visit lynchcreekdahlias.com Lynch Creek Dahlias.

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