Dahlia 'Ike' in the Dahlias Database

Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Miniature (M): up to 4 inches in diameter.
Form: Laciniated (V)
Color: Dark Red (DR)
Year Introduced: 1945
Country of Origin: United States
Hybridizer or Originator: Koenig
ADS Classification Code: 4507

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

Photo Courtesy of Lynch Creek Farms.

Stake the DahliasStake the Dahlias
September 29, 2015

I grew up loving wildflowers, their little blooms, their foliage, their purpose in life. They seemed to grow and bloom with absolutely no care or attention. I discovered quite early that none of that was true for my mother's prized dahlias. They had to be staked and tied and needed daily care. I wasn't very fond of a plant whose bloom was too heavy for the stalk it grew on.

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