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Plant Species

Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Dahlia hybrid (12 of 15)

which can range from dinner plate-size to a couple inches.
Bright yellow flowers that are about 3 inches wide
Dahlias bloom from midsummer to frost
Make excellent cut flowers
Attract hummingbirds
All zones--used an annual or overwintered
Care for dahlias:
Full sun to partial shade
Most gardeners start dahlias from tubers, which are set outside no more than two weeks past the frost date.
They can be overwintered and replanted in the spring.
Dahlias will rot in soil that is too wet

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