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Dahlias: Dahlia 'Watercolors'

Botanical name: Dahlia 'Watercolors'

Common name: Dahlia

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Dahlias: Dahlia 'Watercolors'
Dahlias: Dahlia 'Watercolors'
Dahlias: Dahlia 'Watercolors'
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Soil: damp, acidic, loam
Zones: 8a thru 10b
short-lived perennial

deer resistant, butterfly attracting, bee attracting

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Bred in Holland, the lovely decorative ‘Watercolor’ dahlia offers 1 ½ to 2 foot plants with fully double, silky flowers in luminous watercolor shade of rosy coral, rich apricot, soft salmon, buttercream and glowing lilac. Their beautifully patterned petals and painterly colors make natural bouquets in the garden and for indoor bouquets. Perfect for large areas, borders or showy containers, these strong, long-lasting performers bloom from summer through fall. ‘Watercolor’ produces tuberous roots just like those offered in nurseries. When planting, amend soil with compost or aged manure in full sun. Feed plants monthly. Remove faded flowers to prolong bloom. ‘Watercolor’ dahlias will produce little underground tubers after their first season of bloom; select your favorite blossom colors when in bloom, then multiply those plants by digging up the tubers in late fall to replants the next spring. – edited by dtd pbcouchman

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