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botanical name:
Dahlia 'Blue Bayou'
Dahlia 'Blue Bayou' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Powder-puff Dahlia
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.10m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Large anemone type flowers about 10cm across with outer petals of lavender-pink with a slight hint of blue and deeper reddish-purple, ruffled centres

cultivation:
Moist, but not waterlogged, fertile medium to heavy loam, preferably neutral or very slightly acid. Sunny position. In cool areas, lift tubers in late autumn and overwinter in a frost-free place.

propagation:
By division of tubers or from cuttings.

other notes:
Group 10 - Miscellaneous
Raised by E. & J. van Dongen, introduced in 2001.

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