PlantsDahliasDahlia 'Dr Les'

Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Giant (AA): over 10 inches in diameter.
Form: Semi-Cactus (SC)
Color: Dark Red (DR)
Year Introduced: 1975
Country of Origin: United States
Hybridizer or Originator: Almand
ADS Classification Code: 207

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Flowers: Showy
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

Photo courtesy of Swan Island Dahlias. Used with permission.

Celebrating Dahlias!Celebrating Dahlias!
By dave on 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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Photo courtesy of Swan Island Dahlias. Used with permission.
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