Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

conference.cnps.org

Dahlia
(sold as Figaro Mix)

Family: Compositae

Native to: Mountains Of Mexico To Colombia

Sentiments: dignity, sterility and misrepresentation, treachery and instability

Plant

Type: perennial

Forms: clumping, erect

Leaves deciduous

Max height: 3.3 feet

Max width: 3.3 feet

Flower

red

Leaf

green

Horticulture

Attracts wildlife: specific butterfly species

Plant features: deciduous

Exposure: sun

Landscape uses: container, cut flower

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil type: loam

USDA Zone: zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: +20 to +30 °F

Water: regular

  • Dahlia figaro mix 3
  • Dahlia figaro mix 4
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  • Dahlia figaro mix

Dahlia, a deciduous perennial, is a member of the Compositae (Aster) family with 46 species. They come in a wide variety of colors and sizes; some grow to 4½ feet tall. They are cultivated in Zone 9 and prefer regular watering. These plants can be grown in a container.

Figaro grows to 3 ½ feet tall and wide and has a pleasant daisy-like flower form.

Dahlia will appeal to:
Agraulis vanillae, GULF FRITILLARY
Apodemia mormo, MORMON METALMARK
Callophrys nelsoni, NELSON'S HAIRSTREAK
Danaus plexippus, MONARCH
Junonia coenia, COMMON BUCKEYE
Lerodea eufala, EUFALA SKIPPER
Limenitis archippus, VICEROY
Lycaena phlaeas, AMERICAN COPPER
Neominois ridingsii, RIDINGS' SATYR
Neophasia menapia, PINE WHITE
Phyciodes phaon, PHAON CRESCENT
Plebejus icarioides, BOISDUVAL'S BLUE
Pyrgus communis, COMMON CHECKERED-SKIPPER
Strymon istapa, MALLOW SCRUB-HAIRSTREAK
Vanessa cardui, PAINTED LADY

Pyrgus communis