11 Dramatic Dahlias

Use these beloved garden plants to add sparkle and color to beds and borders, or to create eye-catching displays in large containers on a patio or deck.
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Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

'Gay Princess'

5 feet tall, 30 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

'Arabian Night'

4 feet tall, 24 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

'Easter Sunday'

3 feet tall, 24 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

'Kathryn's Cupid'

4 feet tall, 24 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

'Ragged Robin'

3 feet tall, 18 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

'Yellow Hammer'

24 inches tall, 18 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

'Preston Park'

18 inches tall, 18 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

'Moonfire'

3 feet tall, 24 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

'Pink Giraffe'

30 inches tall, 24 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

'Polar Sight'

4 feet tall, 24 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

'Zorro'

4 feet tall, 24 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

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