Dahlia

Scientific Name: 
Dahlia
Family Name: 
Asteraceae
Place of Origin: 
South American
Plant Description: 
Pretty up the garden with this gorgeous flowering plant. There are more than 36 species and lots of colourful hybrids. Dahlia's are perennial but die down over winter.
Plant Height: 
30cm-2m
Plant Use: 
Edible
Beverage
Medicinal
Dye
Of Interest: 
Yellow, orange and green dyes from the blooms. A gorgeous plant from the garden, you can also eat the tuber, roast the tuber for a beverage and the starch in the plant is used to make inulin for diabetics.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Flower
Climate: 
Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Sub-Tropical

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