Dahlia 'My Guide' in the Dahlias Database

Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Large (A): over 8 to 10 inches in diameter.
Form: Incurved Cactus (IC)
Color: Red (R)
Year Introduced: 1974
Country of Origin: Holland
Hybridizer or Originator: Bruidegom
ADS Classification Code: 1406

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

A Drought-Tolerant GardenA Drought-Tolerant Garden
February 10, 2012

The year 2011 was a violent weather year in the US, with at least 12 weather-related disasters exceeding a billion dollars in damage. Some say it was Earth's most extreme weather year since 1816. Much of the country suffered from record heat and drought . . . and so did the yards and gardens.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Staking Dahlia's by MargieNY Feb 18, 2018 8:55 AM 42
Get ready, set, START! by CLC70 Jun 11, 2017 8:29 PM 168
How Are Your Dahlias Doing/Growing? by kousa Sep 21, 2016 7:27 AM 251
Help by GetulaHunter Jul 30, 2014 5:36 PM 6
Dahlias I'm getting for 2014... post yours by GordonHawk Jan 11, 2014 4:11 PM 48

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