Checkers dahlia, Dahlia Checkers

Common Name :Checkers dahlia, Dahlia Checkers Botanical name :Dahlia hybrida Family : Asteraceae

Checkers dahlia, Dahlia Checkers

Order - Asterales

Subfamily - Asteroideae

Genus - Dahlia

Cultivar Name - Checkers

Origin / Native - Mexico, colombia, central america

Category - Decorative Dahlia, Tuberous rooted, bushy herb/forb

Type - Perennial

Height - 3 to 4 feet tall

Propagation - Seeds, tubers

Flowers - Large, fully double, showy, magenta, red with white wavy pointed edges, 4 to 5 inches wide blooms

Foliage - Simple, deciduous, green, pinnate-shaped, with strong, sturdy stems

Special Feature - Deer, Soil tolerant

Growth Rate - Fast

Good For - Home garden, cottage garden, vase, beds, cut flower, container, shows, large bouquets, borders, landscape designs, Patio, pots

Light Requirement & Care - Full Sun, part shade, average water, well drained, fertile, moist, humus-rich soil, water daily, low maintenance

Attracts -Bees, butterflies

Tamil -Seemai alli

Hindi -Daliya

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Ooty Flower Show 2014, Government Botanical Gardens, Udhagamandalam, Tamil Nadu, India

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