Dahlia ‘Striped Vulcan’

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Worthy of its fiery namesake, ‘Striped Vulcan’ boasts golden yellow blooms with vivid red streaks and stripes. A spectacular Dahlia that adds excitement to the perennial border and bouquets. Semi-cactus form.

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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, 20150206]

Source: White Flower Farm, Wikipedia

 

 

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