Dahlia 'Tomo' in the Dahlias Database

Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Small (BB): over 4 to 6 inches in diameter.
Form: Formal Decorative (FD)
Color: Bicolor (BI)
Purple (PR)
Year Introduced: 1988
Country of Origin: United States
Hybridizer or Originator: Chilson, C
ADS Classification Code: 3015

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

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The Vine Weevil and Its Larvae -- Top of the Hit ListThe Vine Weevil and Its Larvae -- Top of the Hit List
June 22, 2014

This insect appears near the top of every list of annoying insects. It is very destructive and action should be taken if you come across it. The adult weevil does not do terminal damage to a plant. It may make notches in the leaves, but most plants can shrug it off. The damage is done by the hundreds of larvae that grow from their eggs. These larvae live on a diet of plant roots, and with a bad infestation, they can chew until your plant is severed at the ground. They also cause so much root trauma that when the plant explodes into growth in spring, it dies because it cannot take in the necessary water to support its leaves.

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2018 Dahlias by frankrichards16 Sep 24, 2018 10:24 AM 576
Dahlias in south florida by joso61 Sep 11, 2017 9:34 AM 10
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
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
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
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
Dahlia sellers/traders on ATP by scflowers Dec 21, 2015 6:24 AM 39
A Dahlia Show by Paul2032 Oct 2, 2015 9:23 AM 11
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
First bloom of 2015 (for me) by pirl Jul 29, 2015 9:21 AM 85
Dahlia Startup Spring 2015 by Oberon46 Jun 1, 2015 5:42 PM 88
Do you plant dahlia varieties in multiple numbers? by pirl Mar 7, 2015 11:13 AM 36
Any interest in trading tubers? by mandolls May 26, 2016 11:56 PM 40

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