Dahlia 'Gem' in the Dahlias Database

Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Miniature (M): up to 4 inches in diameter.
Form: Formal Decorative (FD)
Color: Lavender (L)
Year Introduced: 1975
Country of Origin: United States
Hybridizer or Originator: Alger
ADS Classification Code: 4008

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

Celebrating Dahlias!Celebrating Dahlias!
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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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Staking Dahlias by MargieNY Mar 5, 2018 10:40 AM 56
2018 Dahlias by frankrichards16 Oct 15, 2018 12:09 PM 664
Get ready, set, START! by CLC70 Jun 11, 2017 8:29 PM 168
Dahlias 2017 by Oberon46 Dec 1, 2017 8:10 PM 652
How Are Your Dahlias Doing/Growing? by kousa Sep 21, 2016 7:27 AM 251
Getting ready for 2016 Dahlia season by mandolls Jun 11, 2016 4:36 AM 504
What the heck is this?! by jvdubb Oct 24, 2015 9:04 PM 6
Sad to see them go by designerdonna Oct 21, 2015 8:28 PM 10
The party's over (in Michigan) by frankrichards16 Oct 25, 2015 11:02 AM 32
Hello! Absolutely New Dahlia Addict Introducing Herself.... by LizinElizabeth Apr 16, 2016 10:00 AM 40
Dahlia Season 2015 - really kicking in now! by mandolls Jan 12, 2016 9:50 AM 183
First bloom of 2015 (for me) by pirl Jul 29, 2015 9:21 AM 85
Lynchcreek overstock sale!! by Oberon46 Mar 11, 2015 2:38 PM 4
Anyone buying dahlias in stores yet? by pirl Mar 21, 2015 10:24 AM 36
Dahlias in Michigan .... newbie questions by Tree_climber Feb 12, 2015 8:29 PM 29
Digging & Storing Dahlias by frankrichards16 Apr 17, 2014 7:24 PM 40
Dahlias by gemini_sage Jan 13, 2014 9:33 AM 64

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