Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Small (BB): over 4 to 6 inches in diameter.
Form: Formal Decorative (FD)
Color: Light Blend (LB)
Orange (OR)
Pink (PK)
Yellow (Y)
Year Introduced: 1987
Country of Origin: United States
Hybridizer or Originator: Swan Island
ADS Classification Code: 3010

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Height: 5 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Multi-Color: Yellow, pink and orange
Other: Yellow petals w/ rose-orange shading of petals edge (outer third)
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Tuber
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
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
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

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Common names
  • Formal Decorative
  • Dahlia

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Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-10-18
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-09-27
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-08-27

Date: 2018-09-01
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-09-27
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-08-27
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-09-09
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Location: central Illinois
Date: 10-10-09
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-08-27
Location: central Illinois
Date: 10-10-09
Location: southeast Ohio
Date: 2017-10-10

Photo courtesy of Swan Island Dahlias. Used with permission.
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Location: central Illinois
Date: 2010-09-09
Comments:
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 11, 2011 12:08 AM concerning plant:
    Introduced in 1987
    Color deepens as weather starts to cool.
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Sep 26, 2015 12:18 PM concerning plant:
    This is one of my favorite dahlias, bred by Swan Island in 1987. It is classified as a Formal Decorative dahlia with 5-inch blooms (BB size) on a 5-foot plant that blooms, you guessed it, in September. It produced a multitude of blooms. The tuber was overwintered in perlite in my basement for 2 or 3 years before remaining in the ground one year, which, of course, caused its demise. It's described as yellow with rose-orange shading by the breeder. Surprising numbers of garden aviators were attracted to it.

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