PlantsDahliasDahlia 'Sir Alf Ramsey'

Common names:
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Give a thumbs up Large Decorative Dahlia

Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Giant (AA): over 10 inches in diameter.
Form: Informal Decorative (ID)
Semi-Cactus (SC)
Color: Dark Blend (DB)
Year Introduced: 1999
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Hybridizer or Originator: Cleaver
ADS Classification Code: 213
ADS Ribbons: 32

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
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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Posted by kniphofia (Northumberland, UK) on Oct 14, 2020 9:05 PM

Capable of producing blooms up to 15 inches wide (40cm) when correctly stopped, this is a true large decorative Dahlia. It has lavender pink flowers with a creamy white base. If grown for normal garden use rather than the show bench the flowers will be smaller but more numerous. Named after the famous English football manager Sir Alf Ramsey, who managed the national team to their 1966 World Cup victory.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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2021 Dahlia Season by ScarletTricycle Apr 20, 2021 6:44 AM 540
2020 Dahlia Season by SulliO Feb 25, 2021 8:08 AM 1,355
2019 Dahlias by pirl Dec 14, 2019 8:45 AM 827
What are favorite dahlias by MargieNY Feb 26, 2018 7:03 AM 12
2018 Dahlias by frankrichards16 Apr 21, 2019 7:25 PM 789
It's about that time... by frankrichards16 Nov 8, 2017 9:11 PM 48
If you were to choose just 3 of your Favorite, what would they be? by islander Jun 4, 2017 8:33 AM 17
Dahlias 2017 by Oberon46 Dec 1, 2017 8:10 PM 652
2016 Blooms by mandolls Feb 18, 2017 6:16 PM 588
Getting ready for 2016 Dahlia season by mandolls Jun 11, 2016 4:36 AM 504
What are your best bloomers?? by virginiarose Jan 19, 2014 5:33 PM 52

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