Dahlia plant grow and care – herbaceous geophyte of the genus Dahlia also known as Dahlia flowers, Dahlia is perennial deciduous plant it’s edible the tuber are the edible part most mostly used as ornamental plant and also as cut flower, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, desert, temperate, tropics climate and grow in hardiness zone of 8-11, if the tubers take outside of the soil it can grow in the winter in hardiness zone of 2-7 and 12+.
Leaves color green or purple the shape can be elliptic to lanceolate or deeply lobed the edge can be serrated, leaves organized in pinnate growth.
Flower color can be: orange, peach, pink, purple, red, maroon, yellow, black, green or white, petals can be 8 to multi petals, petals can be in verity of shapes wide, narrow, oval, oblong, short or long, the edge of the petals can be straight or rounded, sometime the petal are linked together and some spacious.
Bulb edible the color is yellow brown with sweet taste
In cold area to take the bulb in the winter out of the ground, well drain soil,
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Tuber / Bulb
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? Yes in order to get specific cultivar
Difficulties or problems when growing: Rotten bulb, nitrogen cause problem with the flowers
Planting season: Spring / in cold place mid spring
Pests and diseases: Aphids, snail, slugs
Pests and diseases: Winter
Pruning season: In the end of the season in cold area to cut all the leaves and pull the bulb, in warm place just to cut the dead flowers and leaves
Size of the plant: 0.3-1.5 m, sometimes can be more
Growth speed in optimal condition: Medium growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full sun
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? No
Growing is also possible in a planter, flowerpot or containers: Yes
Bloom season? Spring / Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower: Flower color can be: orange, peach, pink, purple, red, maroon, yellow, black, green or white, petals 8 to multi petals, can be in verity of shapes wide narrow, oval, oblong, short or long, the edge of the petals can be straight or rounded, sometime the petal are linked together and some spacious.
Vegetative Reproduction Method: Bulbs
Preferred time for vegetative reproduction: Spring
Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction: 1-2 weeks
Treatment for vegetative reproduction: Same treatment as grown plant