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Plantgasm - I love plants too much. By Derek Powazek.

Dahlia Darling


I’d never grown a Dahlia before, but Heather picked out a few back in March and they went into the back corner of the yard after The Great Potato Bush Massacre. Little did I know that they’re the official flower of San Francisco. And now I know why – they love it here!


This is Dahlia ‘Vancouver’, the first to bloom. I can see a whole lot more Dahlia in my future.

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Better yet, you can eat them! After they fade, add the bulls to mashed potatoes for a rutabaga-like grit. The petals are also widely sold as a coffee substitute called Dacopa!

Posted by boZannical Zann on 18 July 2012 @ 7pm


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