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botanical name:
Dahlia 'Exotic Dwarf'
Dahlia 'Exotic Dwarf' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Dahlia 'Cupido'
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.35m
width: 0.40m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
description:
Dwarf cultivar with small upward facing single lilac-pink flowers with a dark purplish red ring around the golden yellow central disc. Very neat compact. habit and free flowering over a long period.

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.

usage:
Excellent for for front of borders, providing colour through summer into autumn. Also for containers.

other notes:
Raised by Nuyens, Holland, 1965

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