Dahlia alpen beauty

Common Name :Dahlia alpen beauty Botanical name :Dahlia pinnata Family : Asteraceae

Dahlia alpen beauty

Order - Asterales

Subfamily - Asteroideae

Genus - Dahlia

Origin / Native - Mexico, colombia, central america

Category - Tuberous rooted, bushy herb/forb

Type - Herbaceous perennial

Height - 3 to 4.5 feet tall

Propagation - Seeds, tubers

Flowering Season - July to September

Flowers - Small to medium, single, showy, red with magenta mixed 12 petals

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

Flowering Season -Summer, Fall

Special Feature - Deer, Soil tolerant

Growth Rate - Fast

Good For - Home garden, cottage garden, 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, Govt. Botanical Garden, Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu, South India, India

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