Dahlia 'Lover Boy' in the Dahlias Database

Also sold as:
Loverboy

Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Medium (B): over 6 to 8 inches in diameter.
Form: Semi-Cactus (SC)
Color: Dark Red (DR)
Year Introduced: 2005
Country of Origin: United States
Hybridizer or Originator: Gitts, N
ADS Classification Code: 2207

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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Comments:
Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Sep 27, 2015 9:45 AM

Luminous 6" blooms on a plant that stands four and a half feet tall make this variety garden worthy. The semi-cactus flowers are described as red with a blue undertone, though my experience puts it into the kind of black with red undertone group. Mine bloomed in August. This dahlia was bred by Swan Island a decade ago. With 6" blooms, it's in the BB (4 to 6") size range.

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