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PlantFiles: Decorative Dahlia
Dahlia 'Long Island Lil'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Long Island Lil

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Section:
Decorative

Flower Size:
Medium - 6 to 8 inches (150 to 200 mm) diameter

Bloom Color:
Orange

Pruning:
Unknown - Tell us

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Poochella On Dec 5, 2007, Poochella from Issaquah, WA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Another nice substantial brighter orange bloom, great for cutting and decent tuber maker.

Positive bigcityal On Aug 31, 2006, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Very nice orange flower. A half ball typical of formal decorative dahlia. A lot of flowers on the plant.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Southold, New York
Issaquah, Washington
Menasha, Wisconsin



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