Dahlia imperialis question

johngrimshaw@tiscali.co.uk johngrimshaw@tiscali.co.uk
Sun, 16 Oct 2005 22:07:49 PDT
Susan Hayek asked:  Does anyone in the UK grow Dahlia imperialis (Tree
Dahlia) outside?

Yes they do, and it becomes a magnificent foliage plant, but never reaches
flowering before the frosts arrive. Frustrating for those who object to
missing the undersized flowers. It is usually lifted and stored for the
winter, but would probably survive as tubers in the ground in warm gardens.

John Grimshaw

Dr John M. Grimshaw
Garden Manager, Colesbourne Gardens

Sycamore Cottage
Nr Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL53 9NP

Website: http://www.colesbournegardens.org.uk/

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