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Dahlia species/Dahlia

Dahlia species / Dahlia species
Close-up of a typical dahlia flower
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Close-up of a typical dahlia flower

A cluster of white dahlia flowers


Nursery grown plant coming into flower

Red flowers tipped with white

Flowers and foliage

These large flowering types bloom in late summer and autumn

A handsome orange colored dahlia

A white pompon dahlia

A display garden featuring dahlias

More of the pompon type


Planting of pompon dahlias along a walk in Butchart Gardens

White decvorative type

Cactus flowered type

Cactus flowered dahlia in shades of pink

Very floriferous pompon

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Scientific Name: Dahlia species
Common Name: Dahlia
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: Dahlias come in many sizes and vigor of plants. Flowers vary in size, type, color and number. Generally, flowering is better in late summer and autumn.