Dahlia 'Volunteer' in the Dahlias Database

Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Large (A): over 8 to 10 inches in diameter.
Form: Informal Decorative (ID)
Color: Purple (PR)
Year Introduced: 1951
Country of Origin: United States
Hybridizer or Originator: Whittaker
ADS Classification Code: 1109

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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2018 Dahlias by frankrichards16 Oct 15, 2018 12:09 PM 664
Get ready, set, START! by CLC70 Jun 11, 2017 8:29 PM 168
Dahlias 2017 by Oberon46 Dec 1, 2017 8:10 PM 652
Getting ready for 2016 Dahlia season by mandolls Jun 11, 2016 4:36 AM 504
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
Do you plant dahlia varieties in multiple numbers? by pirl Mar 7, 2015 11:13 AM 36
Out of storage! by frankrichards16 Jul 30, 2014 5:13 AM 10
Dahlias! by crittergarden Oct 31, 2013 10:37 AM 59
Dahlias.... Perennials, or not? by Polymerous Dec 10, 2013 6:59 PM 60

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