Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Miniature (M): up to 4 inches in diameter.
Form: Straight Cactus (C)
Color: Dark Pink (DP
Year Introduced: 1959
Country of Origin: Holland
Hybridizer or Originator: Maarse
ADS Classification Code: 4305

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 18-24 inches
Plant Spread: 15-24 inches
Flowers: Showy
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Propagate by taking cuttings of newly emerged shoots
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Common names
  • Dahlia
  • Cactus Dahlia

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Location: my garden, Arvada, Colorado
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Location: charlottetown, pei, canada
Date: 2019-08-04
Cactus Dahlia-Park Princess
Location: My garden ~ Michigan
Date: 2018-07-08
Location: Halls of Heddon, Newcastle UK
Date: 2020-10-10
Location: Private garden, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Date: 2021-09-08
Location: Botanical Graden Meise - Nationale Plantentuin Meise - Brussel
Date: 2017-09-27
Location: Halls of Heddon nursery, Northumberland, UK
Date: 2018-09-29

Date: 2011-09-01
Location: central Illinois
Date: 9-29-06
Location: Vaughan, ON, Canada (Zone 5b)
Date: 2007-10-06

photo credit: Alberto Salguero
Location: Halls of Heddon, Newcastle UK
Date: 2018-10-10

Date: 2009-08-10
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2013-07-23
Location: central Illinois
Date: fall 2006

Date: 2013-10-06

Courtesy Alpha Dahlias
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Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2015-06-04
Location: Halls of Heddon, Newcastle UK
Date: 2020-10-10
Location: Halls of Heddon nursery Northumberland England
Date: 2017-09-22

Photo courtesy of Swan Island Dahlias. Used with permission.
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Location: Botanical Garden Meise (Belgium)
Date: 2016-11-07
Photo by mandolls
Location: Bogie Lake Greenhouse, White Lake, MI
Date: 2016-07-15

Date: 2013-09-20
Location: Bogie Lake Greenhouse, White Lake, MI
Date: 2016-07-15
Location: Bogie Lake Greenhouse, White Lake, MI
Date: 2016-07-15
Location: Dahlia Hill, Midland, MI
Date: 2015-09-08
Location: Dahlia Hill, Midland, MI
Date: 2015-09-08

Date: 2010-07-15

Date: 2010-07-31

Date: 2010-10-11

Date: 2009-08-18

Date: 2011-09-20
Courtesy Alpha Dahlias
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Location: central Illinois
Date: 10-4-06
Location: SunZone 6a
Date: 2013-07-23

Date: 2011-08-23
Location: Vaughan, ON, Canada (Zone 5b)
Date: 2013-08-23

Date: 2013-10-06
Location: Garland (Dallas), TX
Date: 2015-05-09
Dahlia is in a container as an experiment to see how well it does
Location: Dahlia Hill, Midland, MI
Date: 2015-09-08
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Comments:
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Sep 28, 2015 10:14 PM concerning plant:
    This is a low growing variety, topping out at 2 feet with 4-inch (BB bloom size classification) blooms of pink, white centered, cactus-type flowers. Its small stature would be a positive if grown in a pot. Mine was on a border's edge. It survived several years. Tubers were dug up in the fall, dried upside down in the garage, then placed dry in perlite and/or vermiculite filled sacks, and stored in the basement over winter. This cultivar was introduced in 1959.

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