THE GROWING WORLD OF DAHLIAS
LARGE-FLOWERED CACTUS DAHLIAS
Cactus dahlias have fully double blooms, the ray florets are usually pointed, the majority narrow and revolute for 65% or more of their length (longitudinal axis) and either straight or incurving.
Large-Flowered Cactus Dahlias have blooms usually between 8" (203mm) and 10" (254mm) in diameter
This example is Sulphur Springs
The following list includes the varieties listed by the NDS in 2018.
(Lil.) indicates a lilliput dahlia, which is usually less than 15 inches (45cms) in height and with flowers not normally bigger than 2 inch diameter.
(Dw.B.) indicates a dwarf bedding variety which does not normally exceed 24 inches (60cms) in height
C. indicates suitable as a cut flower, ie it has long wiry stems.
E. indictes the variety is suitable for exhibition purposes.
G. indictes suitable for general garden use.
P. indicates the variety is suitable for growing in pots or patio containers.
Last updated November 25, 2017
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