Dahlia Night Silence

Dahlia Night Silence

Dahlia Night Silence is a relatively new dahlia variety, in the formal decorative dahlia group. Its flower has an unusual, complex and elegant colour palette of dusky pinks and and muted purple and mauves, creating an almost vintage look. The purple shading is found on the underside of the outer florets (petals) and on the …

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Do dahlias grow in Florida?

do dahlias grow in Florida - fimbriated dahlias

Do dahlias grow in Florida? It is certainly a good question, because dahlias aren’t naturally suited to the year round heat and humidity that you’ll find in some parts of Florida. However, it is worth remembering that Florida’s climate varies across the state. You can see this from the USDA plant hardiness zone map below. …

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Can dahlias grow in a tropical climate? Find out here

tropical landscape: can dahlias grow in a tropical climate?

The original dahlias, like dahlia pinnata, come from the warm climates of Central America, but  mainly from areas with dryish heat and cooler evening and winter temperatures. Tropical climates are different. They involve year round heat and intense seasonal rainfall and high levels of humidity. The technical definition of a tropical climate from the Oxford …

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Are geraniums annuals or perennials?

Geranium pratense

In the video below, I answer the question whether geraniums are annuals or perennials by looking at the geraniums in my garden. So are geraniums, annuals or perennials? Odd as it might sound in a post about geraniums, we’ll start with some plants that aren’t actually geraniums, namely pelargoniums. Pelargoniums – are they even geraniums? …

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