Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Medium (B): over 6 to 8 inches in diameter.
Form: Formal Decorative (FD)
Color: Purple (PR)
Year Introduced: 1929
Country of Origin: United States
Hybridizer or Originator: Dahliadel
ADS Classification Code: 2109
ADS Ribbons: 16

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Propagate by taking cuttings of newly emerged shoots
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Common names
  • Dahlia

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Plant Events from our members
dragonfetti On March 28, 2015 Obtained plant
Planted in SE Compass garden.
dnrevel On April 22, 2022 Seeds sown
Tubers sown in pots (at least three pots) and place in cold frame. Can move to new greenhouse when temp drops below 40. This is the third year growing this deep purple beauty. I will bloom in late June if started early, like late March or early April.
dnrevel On June 30, 2021 Bloomed
Early June Bloom in 2021 by waking this robust dahlia early in March.
dnrevel On May 28, 2021 Transplanted
Planted two more in front flower beds by new Star Magnolia.
dnrevel On May 20, 2021 Obtained plant
Planted tuber in front flower bed, near fence, near Tulip Magnolia.
dnrevel On May 18, 2021 Obtained plant
Obtained an official 'Thomas Edison' from Marcella. Will compare to Deep Purple ones.
dnrevel On April 30, 2021 Plant emerged
"Deep Purple" leaves showing
dnrevel On April 6, 2021 Cuttings took
Potted up one cutting, placed in cold frame, Potted during warm days. Will bring indoors after 10 day stint of warm weather ends, to guard against frost damage.
LyraLu On March 19, 2022 Plant emerged
1 of 2
LyraLu On March 11, 2022 Potted up
LyraLu On July 28, 2021 Bloomed
LyraLu On May 2, 2021 Obtained plant
potted up in 2 pots
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