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Pioneering the Future

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Cultivation of the Dahlia

Abstract:

The production and marketing of flowers and ornamental plants has been booming in recent years. In Cuba, the cultivation of the dahlia is characterized by variety of color, beauty and easy propagation. The aim of this work was to present the characteristics and qualities as a cut flower. Addressed in the parameters related to their origin, economic importance, botanical description, cultural practices, propagation and potting. We conclude that the dahlia is a crop with great potential in Cuban floriculture as it presents perennial and bushy growth habit, with petals intense lilac and easily spreadable by cuttings.