Dahlia ‘Night Butterfly’: Novelty Dahlia

Night Butterfly is classified as a Collarette Dahlia. These types of Dahlias produce a blooms that have a single row of flat or slightly cupped ray florets arranged in a flat plane; the ray florets will uniformly overlap, in the same direction with no gaps. The petaloids surrounding the centre disc are approximately one-half to two-thirds the length of the ray florets. Simply put: this is a fancy looking Dahlia that would be happy to be at home in your garden.

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Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico. A member of the Asteraceae [or Compositae], dicotyledonous plants, related species include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum and zinnia. There are 42 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants. Flower forms are variable, with one head per stem; these can be as small as 2 in [5.1 cm] diameter or up to 1 ft [30 cm] or “dinner plate”.

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20150125]

Source: Botanus.com, Wikipedia


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