Dahlia sp., Dahlia

Dahlia sp.

Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Greece
USDA Zone: 8-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersBlue, lavender, purple flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

With so many to choose from, and some varieties displaying two or more colors in the same flower, there is something for everyone. Dahlia sp. is an extremely diverse small plant that typically grows 2 to 5 feet tall. It is a native to Greece and can overwinter in USDA Zones 8-10. This plant is a very popular choice as it can flower in shades of pink, white, off-white, red, crimson, vinous and yellow and orange. Not only is it eye catching but can also attract butterflies, hummingbirds and other beneficial insects to a garden setting.

The Dahlia is an easy to care for and maintain plant that prefers to be placed in an area of full sun and watered regularly. It is also important to fertilize on a monthly basis as this will ensure that the plant will reach its full potential of producing large, showy blooms. If grown in a pot, it should also be moved indoors or into a sheltered area during periods of cold and frost.

Overall, with the Dahlia sp. you are guaranteed a beautiful array of colors and sizes of blooms that will stand out in any garden setting.

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