Dahlia ‘Taratahi Lilac’

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The doubled, incurved-cactus form flowers are a blend of lavender and ivory. The narrow petals are creamy at their base and then either gently or abruptly blush to lavender at their pointed tips. Flower Size 4 to 6 inches [100 to 150 mm] diameter.

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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 [20160211]

Source: Wikipedia

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