Sunday, January 30, 2011

DAHLIA

Familyasteraceae
Life cycletender perennial
Flowersdeep pink-red (summer)
Size2'
Lightsun-part shade
Cultural notesordinary garden soil
From seed germinates quickly at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripenslate September

Grown from seeds received in trade, this was a most welcome surprise - we love the way the dark purple foliage combines with the red-to-deep pink flowers. Not sure of the true cultivar name - I haven't been able to find any references to this strain. At any rate, we'll try this one again.


Dahlia 'Jazz'

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