Dahlia 'Maki' in the Dahlias Database

Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Giant (AA): over 10 inches in diameter.
Form: Informal Decorative (ID)
Color: Pink (PK)
Variegated (V)
Year Introduced: 1980
Country of Origin: Japan
Hybridizer or Originator: Gingaen
ADS Classification Code: 114

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 Swan Island Dahlias. Used with permission.

Digging, Dividing & Storing Dahlia TubersDigging, Dividing & Storing Dahlia Tubers
October 18, 2015

In the colder climate zones, dahlias have to be dug up in the fall and stored for the winter. I have been digging and storing tubers for many years. I have tried many different methods. Here is what works best for me.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What are favorite dahlias by MargieNY Feb 26, 2018 7:03 AM 12
Good supplier for latest introductions? by frankrichards16 Dec 28, 2017 6:55 PM 4
2018 Dahlias by frankrichards16 Sep 25, 2018 10:05 PM 583
Get ready, set, START! by CLC70 Jun 11, 2017 8:29 PM 168
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Two favorites for 2016 by frankrichards16 Nov 16, 2016 11:53 AM 8
2016 Blooms by mandolls Feb 18, 2017 6:16 PM 588
Bloom trouble by plantcollector Jun 17, 2016 3:28 PM 7
Some Dahlias Take a Long Time to Sprout! by kousa Jul 18, 2018 3:44 PM 53
Need help by telkins200 Jun 16, 2016 9:35 AM 11
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
Stunted growth in dahlias by hampartsum Jan 11, 2016 2:37 PM 6
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
The party's over (in Michigan) by frankrichards16 Oct 25, 2015 11:02 AM 32
What Are Your Top 5 Favorites This Year? by kousa Oct 1, 2015 9:59 AM 45
Dahlia Season 2015 - really kicking in now! by mandolls Jan 12, 2016 9:50 AM 183

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