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About This Plant...
Genus and species:Dahlia spp.
Plant type:half-hardy perennial; can be grown as annual
Location and soil:sun; rich, moist soil
Uses:cutting, bedding, border, background
Bloom time:late summer-early fall
Color range:apricot, burgundy, pink, yellow
Time needed to reach transplant size:8 weeks
When to transplant to garden:after last spring frost
When to sow outdoors:-
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time:7 days
Germination temp.:75 degrees F.
Sowing Depth:1/16 inch
Needs light or dark to germinate:-
Spacing between plants:12 inches (dwarf varieties); 18-20 inches (tall varieties)
Growing tips:plant as seeds or tuberous roots; frost-tender, but can be wintered over for planting next spring by digging tubers in the fall right after frost and storing them in peat moss; tall varieties need staking