Shirwell Greta is a Large Decorative Dahlia. It has bright yellow blooms of good form. Recently introduced this award winning cultivar is suitable for Exhibition and is expected to become a popular garden variety and for use in patio pots and as cut flowers.
Decorative dahlias are favorites of exhibitors and gardeners alike and are popular with flower arrangers. They have fully double flower heads, showing no central disc, that range in size from miniature to giant with ray-florets that are broad and flat, or involute for less than three-quarters of their length, terminating in blunt pointed ends. The plants have a corresponding range of heights and spreads.
Dahlias (Dahlia pinnata) are natives of central Mexico in the region of Mexico City. The early forms were mostly single flower types that grew on well-drained soils of volcanic origin. Because of their origin, dahlias require well-drained soils, fairly sunny locations, and, of course, proper fertilization and protection from pests.
Dahlias are considered one of the most spectacular garden flowers. There is a great variety of form in dahlias, from the showy dinner-plate size to the bright, little single ones.
Dahlias are natives of the mountainous regions of Mexico and, although they grow in a warm country, they are actually temperate plants requiring cooler conditions. There are 30 species and 20,000 cultivars of Dahlias.
Varieties of Dahlias – There are wide varieties of dahlias based on their sizes, flowering patterns and resemblance to other flowers :-
Single Orchid Dahlias (Star)
Double Orchid Dahlias
Big Red Checker Dahlia Flower Wallpapers
With eye-catching foliage and colorful 4″ blooms of rich burgundy red petals tipped in white, it refuses to be ignored! The bush grows to a nice compact 3 1/2′ with wonderful lush, lacy foliage and is one of the most consistent blooming bi-colors and all around garden plants we have ever produced. This variety has one of the longest lasting blooms when cut.
Mars Red Dahlia Flower Wallpapers
True red dahlia with the petals that have a curl. The tall plant grows on a plant with nice foliage that produces lots of blooms.
Single Petal Pink Dahlia Flower
The dahlia is the official flower of the city of Seattle. Dahlias bring life and beauty back to your landscape in late summer and into the fall months.The diversity of the Dahlia allow you to use them in many different aspects of your landscape design,from low growing border plants to stately background plantings that may reach six feet in height!
Dahlia plants grow and bloom best in full sun. Dahlias tolerate most soil types, but prefer a sandy,well drained, slightly acidic soil with a pH of 6.2- 6.5. If your soil is heavy or clay, adding sand and peat moss will help to lighten it. Water established Dahlias thoroughly and deeply once a week. Water more frequently if it’s very hot.
Varieties of Dahlias
There are wide varieties of dahlias based on their sizes, flowering patterns and resemblance to other flowers-
Lily Asiatic Tiny Pearl
The pearl lily, or “mini pearl” as it is more commonly called, is of the genus Hemerocallis. Lilies in the genus Hemerocallis are known as daylilies. The mini pearl is distinguishable by its small but numerous creamy coral blooms. Like all daylilies, the perennial summer-blooming flower is easy to care for and quite hardy, being pest and disease resistant. It can also quickly adapt to almost any type of soil, including hard clay and sandy soils. For these reasons, the pearl lily and all daylilies are a popular choice for gardeners in most growing zones.