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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Dahlia spp.
Plant type: half-hardy perennial; can be grown as annual
Height: 1-3 feet
Location and soil: sun; rich, moist soil
Uses: cutting, bedding, border, background
Bloom time: late summer-early fall
Color range: apricot, burgundy, pink, yellow
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 8 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
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: -
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 12 inches (dwarf varieties); 18-20 inches (tall varieties)
Growing On...
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

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