Dahlia 'Michael C' in the Dahlias Database

Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Medium (B): over 6 to 8 inches in diameter.
Form: Formal Decorative (FD)
Informal Decorative (ID)
Color: Light Blend (LB)
Purple (PR)
Year Introduced: 1999
Country of Origin: United States
Hybridizer or Originator: Canning, D
ADS Classification Code: 2109

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

First bloom of 2014 or this dahlia.

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Location: The ParkDate: 2014-08-21First bloom of 2014 or this dahlia.
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Date: 2012-12-21Courtesy Alpha Dahlias
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Location: The ParkDate: 2013-08-26First bloom for Michael C. on August 26, 2013.
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Location: The ParkDate: 2013-0916
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Location: The ParkDate: 2014-0916In full bloom.
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Location: The ParkDate: 2014-06-14Survived the winter!
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Location: Basement, under lights.Date: 2014-0519The Sharpie is shown to give a reference for the huge size of the
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Location: The ParkDate: 2013-08-25Very nice soft coloring: exactly as was described.
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Photo Courtesy of Lynch Creek Farms.
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Photo Courtesy of Lynch Creek Farms.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Get ready, set, START! by CLC70 Jun 11, 2017 8:29 PM 168
What Are Your Top 5 Favorites This Year? by kousa Oct 1, 2015 9:59 AM 45
2014 Dahlias are in bloom by soilsandup Feb 9, 2015 6:17 PM 70
2014 dahlia season has begun by soilsandup Nov 25, 2014 6:17 PM 102
Anyone ordering yet? by pirl Feb 27, 2014 10:11 PM 22

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