Dahlia 'Hy Tomato' in the Dahlias Database

Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Miniature Ball (MB): over 2 to 3.5 in. in dia.
Form: Miniature Ball (MB)
Color: Red (R)
Year Introduced: 2002
Country of Origin: Canada
Hybridizer or Originator: Holland, W
ADS Classification Code: 6106

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

Dahlias:  Dos And Don'tsDahlias: Dos And Don'ts
October 1, 2015

My love for dahlias got off to a really slow start. I much preferred soil beneath my fingernails than for those same nails to be blackened by bruises from driving dahlia stakes into the ground. And the truth was, dahlias had no other purpose on earth than to stand around looking totally tall and beautiful. I liked plants that had a reason for being, like tomatoes. Now there was a plant worth growing even if it did need to be staked.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Watering practices for Dahlias by ErinGerg Jun 28, 2018 11:44 AM 3
Staking Dahlias by MargieNY Mar 5, 2018 10:40 AM 56
Need help with gifted dahlia by MargieNY Feb 10, 2018 5:11 PM 20
2018 Dahlias by frankrichards16 Sep 24, 2018 6:54 PM 579
It's about that time... by frankrichards16 Nov 8, 2017 9:11 PM 48
Get ready, set, START! by CLC70 Jun 11, 2017 8:29 PM 168
How well do tomato cages work as dahlia supports? by pirl Feb 10, 2017 11:36 AM 5
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 18, 2018 3:44 PM 53
How Are Your Dahlias Doing/Growing? by kousa Sep 21, 2016 7:27 AM 251
What 2016 Additions Are YOU Most Excited About? by LizinElizabeth Apr 1, 2016 6:28 PM 43
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
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
Dahlia Startup Spring 2015 by Oberon46 Jun 1, 2015 5:42 PM 88
Do you seem to gravitate towards a certain classification? by Kabby Feb 11, 2015 7:48 AM 32
2014 Dahlias are in bloom by soilsandup Feb 9, 2015 6:17 PM 70

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