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Dahlia sublignosa
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Dahlia sublignosa

Mexican Cutleaf Dahlia

Item #: 4510

Zones: 8a to 10b, guessing

Height: 30" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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From a Yucca Do collection D07-615 comes a truly rare and amazing un-dahlia-like dahlia. D. dissecta var. sublignosa has not been known from the wild since a 1949 collection. Our plants are from 8,000' in the Cerro Pena Nevada Mountains of Tamaulipas, Mexico, found growing among dasylirions. This stunning, fine-textured, cut-leaf dahlia makes a compact clump that flowers from midsummer through early fall, topped with 2' long spikes of single lavender-pink flowers. It has been amazingly heat-tolerant in Zone 9 Houston, TX summers, compared to other commonly grown dahlias that wimp out.

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