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Which Dahlia is this?

BalaBala Posts: 111
I bought Dahlia seeds at Wilko but forgot the name.  Does anyone know what kind of Dahlia is this - Dwarf?, Double? etc

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,605
    Is it a dahlia? It looks like , what used to be called , an Aster.
    Devon.
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 3,999
    Yes, it's an annual 'aster', now called Callistephus. Very pretty, but can't be overwintered.
  • BalaBala Posts: 111
    edited August 2018
    //Is it a dahlia? It looks like , what used to be called , an Aster

    I am very sure these are Dahlias.  Because I have Aster's too.  Their foliage is different from this.  These are my Asters


  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 3,999
    Sorry, but those 'asters' are zinnias! Were they from wilko too?
  • BalaBala Posts: 111
    //Sorry, but those 'asters' are zinnias! Were they from wilko too

    Yes, they were from Wilko. In recent years, I have found that Wilko seeds have one of the highest germination rates and have a great quality.
  • BalaBala Posts: 111
    edited August 2018
    You are right, these are Zinnias and the top one is indeed Aster.  Just checked my bills :-)
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,605
     ;)
    I buy a lot of seeds from wilko too.
    At the end of the season, they're very good at reducing the whole lot to 10p a pack. Well worth a punt as most seeds will keep at least a year or two longer than the " plant before" date.
    Devon.
  • BalaBala Posts: 111
    //At the end of the season, they're very good at reducing the whole lot to 10p a pack

    That's very true, just now picked 4 asiatic lilies for 25p :-).  

    By the way, just wondering if it is OK to move move (replant) aster now to a different location?.  Only one of mine has blooms, the rest are not yet started.

    Thanks
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