Dahlia 'Good Idea' in the Dahlias Database

Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Small (BB): over 4 to 6 inches in diameter.
Form: Semi-Cactus (SC)
Color: Dark Blend (DB)
Pink (PK)
Purple (PR)
Year Introduced: 1973
Country of Origin: Holland
Hybridizer or Originator: Bruidegom
ADS Classification Code: 3213

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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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Staking Dahlia's by MargieNY Feb 18, 2018 8:55 AM 42
Need help with gifted dahlia by MargieNY Feb 10, 2018 5:11 PM 20
Dahlias 2017 by Oberon46 Dec 1, 2017 8:10 PM 652
2016 Blooms by mandolls Feb 18, 2017 6:16 PM 588
Some Dahlias Take a Long Time to Sprout! by kousa Jul 27, 2016 4:09 PM 45
How Are Your Dahlias Doing/Growing? by kousa Sep 21, 2016 7:27 AM 251
My favorite dahlia is.... by frankrichards16 Apr 16, 2016 9:50 AM 17
Who has ordered dahlias for 2016? by pirl May 25, 2016 6:15 AM 118
Lets introduce ourselves 2016 by mandolls May 7, 2016 12:48 PM 137
Getting ready for 2016 Dahlia season by mandolls Jun 11, 2016 4:36 AM 504
preparing dahlias for winter by davidsevit Nov 13, 2015 11:10 AM 23
Dahlia Startup Spring 2015 by Oberon46 Jun 1, 2015 5:42 PM 88
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
Quick Question by Wes Aug 22, 2014 11:13 AM 14
2014 dahlia season has begun by soilsandup Nov 25, 2014 6:17 PM 102
Where to purchase Dahlias online? by Hockeyrabbit Apr 23, 2014 2:50 PM 13
Dahlias I'm getting for 2014... post yours by GordonHawk Jan 11, 2014 4:11 PM 48
Digging & Storing Dahlias by frankrichards16 Apr 17, 2014 7:24 PM 40

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