Informal Decorative Dahlia (Dahlia 'Santa Claus') in the Dahlias Database

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Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Small (BB): over 4 to 6 inches in diameter.
Form: Informal Decorative (ID)
Color: Bicolor (BI)
Year Introduced: 1983
Country of Origin: United States
Hybridizer or Originator: Miller, H
ADS Classification Code: 3115

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Flowers: Showy
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: 7-21
Depth to plant seed: 1/4 inch
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Division
Other: Propagate by taking cuttings of newly emerged shoots
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Date: 2011-10-06Courtesy Alpha Dahlias
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Location: Dahlia garden - full sun - zone 7Date: 2017-08-19
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Photo Courtesy of Lynch Creek Farms.
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Photo Courtesy of Lynch Creek Farms.
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Location: The Park, full sun.Date: 2016-08-27
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Location: Northeastern PennsylvaniaDate: 2016-08-24
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Location: The Park, full sun.Date: 2016-08-26
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Photo courtesy of Swan Island Dahlias. Used with permission.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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2019 Dahlias by pirl Mar 22, 2019 2:53 PM 10
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