Dahlia shadowcat

Common Name :Dahlia shadowcat, shadowcat dahlia Botanical name : Dahlia hybrida Family : Asteraceae[Compositae]

Dahlia shadowcat

Order - Asterales

Order - Asterales

Subfamily - Asteroideae

Genus - Dahlia

Cultivar Name - Shadowcat

Origin / Native - Mexico, colombia, central america

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

Height - 3 to 5 feet tall

Propagation - Seeds, tubers

Flowers - Large, fully double, showy, dark red or purple red color, 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, beds, cut flower, container, shows, large bouquets, borders, landscape designs, Patio, pots

Attracts -Bees, butterflies

Tamil -Seemai alli

Hindi -Daliya

Type - Annual, herbaceous perennial plant

Light Requirement & care - Sunny, open, protected from frosts, & strong winds, well drained, compost added soil, water regularly

Pests & diseases - Aphids, caterpillers, earwigs & grey mould, Damping off, verticillim

Dahlia varieties & Types - Single flowered, Decorative, Ball, Pompon, Cactus, Collerette, Anemone flowered

Dahlia groups - Bedding dahlias, Border dahlias

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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