Plant of the Week – Dahlia
Originally native to Mexico, Dahlias were grown as a root crop and as a medicinal plant. Today Dahlias are popular for their amazing range of colours and flower shapes. You can find them in nearly every shade except blue. They may produce small, button-sized flowers or blossoms as big as a dinner plate. Botanical Name: Dahlia Common Name: Dahlia Family: Asteraceae Plant Type: Tuber Size: 1’ – 7’, depending on the variety Soil: Loamy with neutral or slightly acid pH & plenty of organic matter Location: Full sun Water: Constant moisture, good drainage Flowering Season: Late Summer - Autumn Additional Attributes: Can be propagated in spring by dividing the tubers, taking cuttings, or from seed.