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Scientific Name: Dahlia x hybrida
Pronunciation: DAH-lee-ah OR DAL-yuh
Common Name: dahlia
Family Name: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Annual, Flowering cut plant
Key ID Features: Flowers very large, zinnia-like, round with many petals, solitary on tall stems; leaves are opposite, pinnately compound with toothed ovate leaflets.
Course(s): HORT 1155, Level 1 Apprenticeship

Habit: Dense, Spreading, Stiffly upright
Form: Oval - vertical, Round
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Central America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 8b: (-9.4 to -7 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Bedding plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Group or mass planting, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Lustrous
Compound Leaf: Odd-pinnate
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Rounded
Margins: Dentate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Head (capitulum)
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Corolla Shape:Ligulate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Violet, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Red, Dark-red
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Right image is of Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'

Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Succulent stems, Tuberous roots

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Rabbit resistant
Specific Pests: deer
(BED) BEDding, container, or basket
(HPZ) Horticulture PlaZa : cv. Nights (2016)
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