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Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Large (A): over 8 to 10 inches in diameter.
Form: Novelty Fully Double (NX)
Color: Dark Blend (DB)
Year Introduced: 1986
Country of Origin: Japan
Hybridizer or Originator: Konishi, J
ADS Classification Code: 7613

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Height: 24-36 in.
Plant Spread: 24-36 in.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Russet
Yellow
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Bulbs
Other: Propagate by taking cuttings of newly emerged shoots
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Late September bloom

Celebrating Dahlias!Celebrating Dahlias!
By dave on September 26, 2015

We open the Dahlias Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

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Date: 2018-08-23
By Lucichar
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Location: Northeast, OhioDate: 2017-08-06
By psudan
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Location: My home - fresh blooms from my gardenDate: 2011-10-15
By SongofJoy
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Location: WADate: Summer
By cocoajuno
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Location: Northeast, OhioDate: 2013-08-17
By psudan
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Location: all photos from my gardensDate: 2018-06-24
By pinkiris
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Location: Lily fence - full sunDate: 2012-1015
By pirl
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Location: The ParkDate: 2014-09-03Blooms are so heavy that they're falling so I'll tie them up agai
By pirl
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Location: Dahlia garden - full sun - zone 7Date: 2018-09-26Good match for the red coleus.
By pirl
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Location: The ParkDate: 2014-09-20Photo taken in late afternoon so color appears darker than it is.
By pirl
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Location: Eureka, CADate: 2018-08-07
By Aazhie
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Location: Middle TennesseeDate: Sep 28, 2011 10:17 AMNow larger than the span of my open hand
By SongofJoy
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Location: National Botanic Garden of LatviaDate: 2013-10-01
By Greyghost
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Location: The ParkDate: 2013-0823
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Location: The ParkDate: 2013-0922Attractive to bees!
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Location: The ParkDate: 2014-08-22
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Location: The ParkDate: 2014-08-25
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Location: The ParkDate: 2014-0830
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Location: WADate: SummerThis dahlia needs lots of staking, multiple big blooms on a short
By cocoajuno
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Location: Eureka, CADate: 2018-08-06
By Aazhie
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Location: The ParkDate: 2014-06-17All pot tubers seem to look this ugly and hopeless but they do pe
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Location: The ParkDate: 2014-06-17
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Location: The ParkDate: 2014-06-17
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Location: The ParkDate: 2013-08-19Just beginning to unfurl.
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Location: The ParkDate: 2013-0821Attempting to show the width. Sorry for the handshot.
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Location: The ParkDate: 2013-0819
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Location: The ParkDate: 2013-10-14Garden setting
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Location: The ParkDate: 2014-08-12
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Location: The ParkDate: 2014-08-12
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Location: The ParkDate: 2014-08-12
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Location: The ParkDate: 2014-08-21First bloom. Had been in bud since early August.
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Location: The ParkDate: 2014-08-28
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Location: The ParkDate: 2014-0830
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Location: all photos from my gardensDate: 2018-06-19
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Location: Eureka, CADate: 2018-08-06
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Location: Eureka, CADate: 2018-08-06
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Photo Courtesy of Lynch Creek Farm.
By Joy
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Location: Eureka, CADate: 2018-08-03Nighttime bloom
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Comments:
Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Oct 16, 2011 5:44 PM

This dahlia has performed wonderfully well in zone 7a in Tennessee. Spectacular dinnerplate size blooms offer an ever-changing coloration from darker to lighter tones and shades. The plant has been pest and disease free. A heavy bloomer, it begins blooming in late summer and continues until frost.

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