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Re: Dahlia imperialis


love it! But to be honest I browsed the rest of the
pictures and am in love with Bismarckia noblis11a - Is
that in your yard? I don't suppose that would be hardy
in Zone 5 <lol>

So where is the group photo with yourself, Cathy, and
Gary at?

Donna

--- james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:

> Picture at
> 
> 	 	http://hort.net/+134P
> 
> On Dec 22, 2005, at 10:19 PM, James R. Fisher wrote:
> 
> > Donna wrote:
> >> Hum.... Can you start them indoors to get a jump
> start on the season 
> >> in zone
> >> cold areas? Confused since is a tree form? Does
> it have tubers? Is it 
> >> just a
> >> basic type dahlia and is pruned to look like a
> tree? Does it go 
> >> dormant in
> >> the high zones and re-sprout/bloom? I am
> definitely confused about 
> >> this....
> >
>
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > You can dig the tubers (very large), overwinter in
> the cool, bring out 
> > in early spring, take cuttings of new sprouts and
> grow those on, like 
> > any Dahlia.
> > It's a basic type Dahlia, called a tree Dahlia
> because it grows very 
> > tall,
> > 10-12 feet I've seen, with a thick hollow stem,
> not 'pruned' in the 
> > sense
> > that a tree gets pruned, but as some Dahlias get
> pruned to thin the 
> > laterals
> > and so induce fewer but larger flowers. I doubt
> that many of the tree 
> > Dahlia
> > species get pruned in such a fashion. If left in
> the ground it will 
> > put up new growth in the spring and grow new
> stems. In this sense it's 
> > perennial, but any
> > given stem is annual.
> > -jrf
> > -- 
> > Jim Fisher
> > Vienna, Virginia USA
> > 38.9 N 77.2 W
> > USDA Zone 7
> > Max. 95 F [36 C], Min. 10 F [-12 C]
> >
> >
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> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
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