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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Discussion Threads about this plant
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2021 Dahlia Season by ScarletTricycle Jan 27, 2021 7:21 AM 11
What's everyone been buying for dahlias in 2021? by ScarletTricycle Jan 16, 2021 12:59 PM 44
Thinking ahead on tubers by ScarletTricycle Jan 6, 2021 9:01 AM 9
Happy New Year! by psudan Jan 3, 2021 6:07 PM 1
How do you "vole proof" your tubers? by BlueRidge Dec 26, 2020 9:37 AM 5
Peaches and Cream, Peaches-N-Cream, Peaches & Cream by Calif_Sue Dec 7, 2020 2:16 PM 7
Nematodes on dahlia roots by Destiny7 Nov 8, 2020 9:52 AM 4
Anyone have an idea which dahlia cultivar this may be? by PNW53L0 Oct 17, 2020 12:30 PM 2
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Drooping blossoms dinnerplate by Sandsock Oct 6, 2020 4:22 PM 5
Really rewarding and reliable dahlias ... please, make suggestions. by TR_SG Nov 20, 2020 2:57 PM 4
Who is it? Bug hanging out on the dahlias by ScarletTricycle Aug 14, 2020 11:22 AM 3
Mystery Dahlia Variety- please help! by petespetals Jul 28, 2020 12:45 PM 6
Dahlias not flowering. by jackybaker1 Jul 11, 2020 9:32 AM 1
My Dahlias Terrace - 2020 Italy by grahambond Jul 8, 2020 12:59 PM 32
Pinching out Dahlias by BrickyBrian Sep 11, 2020 6:30 AM 10
2020 Dahlia Photo Contest by KFredenburg Jul 23, 2020 4:37 PM 70
When I plant my dahlias in SE Michigan by frankrichards16 Sep 30, 2020 7:26 PM 8
How do you plan your dahlia beds layout? by ScarletTricycle Jun 24, 2020 9:17 AM 6
Help! Newly planted dahlia tubers and rain by NYC_UrbanTinyGarden Apr 14, 2020 7:04 AM 3

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