Mingus alex dahlia

Common Name : Mingus alex dahlia, Dahlia 'Mingus Alex' Botanical Name : Dahlia x hybrida Family : Asteraceae

Mingus alex dahlia

Order - Asterales

Subfamily - Asteroideae

Genus - Dahlia

Origin / Native - Mexico, colombia, central america

Category - Decorative, tuberous, bushy herb/forb

Type - Annual, perennial

Cultivar Name - Dahlia 'Mingus Alex'

Synonyms - Spartacus dahlia, holly hill black widow dahlia, zorro dahlia

Height - Up to 3.5 to 4 feet tall

Spread - Up to 2 feet wide

Flowers - Large, deep red, velvety maroon, showy, sharp edged petals, 8 to 10 inches[20.320cm to 25.400cm] blooms

Foliage - Simple, rich green, large, strong, sturdy stems

Flowering Season -Summer, Fall

Special Feature - Deer, Soil tolerant

Growth Rate - Fast

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

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

Attracts -Bees, butterflies

Tamil -Maroon Seemai alli

Hindi -Daliya

Mingus alex dahlia flower buds
Mingus alex dahlia flower buds

Dahlia Mingus Alex Foliage-Leaves, Immature flower buds
Dahlia Mingus Alex Foliage

Dahlia Mingus Alex
Dahlia Mingus Alex

Dahlia Mingus Alex Close-Up View
Dahlia Mingus Alex Close Up View

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Ooty Flower Show 2014, Govt. Botanical Garden, Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu, India

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