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Dahlia sp., Dahlia
Dahlia 'Alfred Grille'

Dahlia sp.

Family: Asteraceae
Origin: Greek
Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

There are many color combinations to choose from, except the elusive blue which is covered by the wide range of violet and mauve varieties. Sizes range from the smallest types, called Topmix or Lilliput Dahlias to the giants that have blooms over a foot in diameter carried on powerful stems.

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