Dahlia 'Purple O' in the Dahlias Database

Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Giant (AA): over 10 inches in diameter.
Form: Semi-Cactus (SC)
Color: Purple (PR)
Year Introduced: 1964
Country of Origin: United States
Hybridizer or Originator: Chambers
ADS Classification Code: 209

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

Celebrating Dahlias!Celebrating Dahlias!
September 26, 2015

We open the Dahlias Celebration Week with a look at the top cultivars, top comments, most thumbed images, and more!

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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
Dahlia 'Purplicious', 2017 by frankrichards16 Sep 23, 2017 7:25 AM 4
It's about that time... by frankrichards16 Nov 8, 2017 9:11 PM 48
Get ready, set, START! by CLC70 Jun 11, 2017 8:29 PM 168
Dahlias 2017 by Oberon46 Dec 1, 2017 8:10 PM 652
2016 Blooms by mandolls Feb 18, 2017 6:16 PM 588
Seedling from a Bee cross by DancingGenes Jul 27, 2016 9:07 PM 2
Thomas A. Edison by gingin Jul 5, 2016 7:21 PM 6
Dahlia ID by cats1 Jul 11, 2016 10:12 AM 8
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
What 2016 Additions Are YOU Most Excited About? by LizinElizabeth Apr 1, 2016 6:28 PM 43
Getting ready for 2016 Dahlia season by mandolls Jun 11, 2016 4:36 AM 504
Dahlia sellers/traders on ATP by scflowers Dec 21, 2015 6:24 AM 39
Dahlia Season 2015 - really kicking in now! by mandolls Jan 12, 2016 9:50 AM 183
First bloom of 2015 (for me) by pirl Jul 29, 2015 9:21 AM 85
Anyone buying dahlias in stores yet? by pirl Mar 21, 2015 10:24 AM 36
Do you seem to gravitate towards a certain classification? by Kabby Feb 11, 2015 7:48 AM 32
Dahalia Question by Cinta Aug 11, 2014 1:14 PM 4
2014 Dahlias are in bloom by soilsandup Feb 9, 2015 6:17 PM 70

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