Sugar cane dahlia

Common Name : Sugar cane dahlia, Dahlia Sugar Cane Botanical name : Dahlia x hybrida Family : Asteraceae

Sugar cane dahlia

Order - Asterales

Subfamily - Asteroideae

Genus - Dahlia

Origin / Native - Mexico, colombia, central america

Category - Decorative, tuberous rooted, bushy herb/forb

Type - Perennial

Height - Up to 3 feet tall

Spread - Up to 2 feet wide

Flowers - Large, pink, yellow, apricot with white edged petals, showy, fully double, 3 to 4 inches [7.6cm] blooms

Foliage - Simple, deciduous, 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, India

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