Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Miniature (M): up to 4 inches in diameter.
Form: Collarette (CO)
Color: Orange (OR)
Year Introduced: 2013
Country of Origin: United States
Hybridizer or Originator: Walker, C
ADS Classification Code: 9003
ADS Ribbons: 89
ADS Medals: G*

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 36 inches
Plant Spread: 18 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: light orange blend with a pink collar
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Tuber
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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
Awards and Recognitions: Other: American Dahlia Society award

Common names
  • Dahlia

Photo Gallery
Location: Omaha, NE
Date: 7/9/21

Date: 2021-09-26
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2020-09-01
Kelsey Annie Joy Dahlia
Location: Arlington Heights, Illinois
Date: 8/30/2020
Dahlia Kelsey Annie Joy
Location: My Mom’s garden
Location: Toledo Botanical Gardens, Toledo, Ohio
Date: 2019-10-04
The official color is orange, but to me it's more like a light bl
Location: Omaha, NE
Date: 9/20/21
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2023-06-10
Bud on KAJ in mid June. Wahoo!
Uploaded by dnrevel
Location: My Mom’s garden
Location: RHS Wisley, Surrey, UK.
Date: 2022-08-04
Location: My Mom’s garden

Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
  • Uploaded by Joy
Plant Events from our members
dnrevel On April 20, 2024 Plant emerged
dnrevel On April 16, 2024 Potted up
Potted two more eyed up tubers to sell at PG Dahlia sale.
dnrevel On April 15, 2024 Potted up
Potted up two more KAJ's for selling at the Project Grow dahlia sale.
dnrevel On April 3, 2024 Seeds sown
First of several tubers that are now potted up, first batch of tubers started in the greenhouse. Seemed to have survived winter storage well.
dnrevel On October 22, 2023 Maintenance performed
Dug up first clump of dahlias at CSS Project Grow. Dug up 2nd clump on a cold day at Johnson on Nov 20. In process for preparing for storage, overwintering.
dnrevel On July 7, 2023 Bloomed
Has some of the earliest blooms of any of my dahlias. Vigorous and prolific, a great bloomer!
dnrevel On June 11, 2023 Transplanted
Planted two more KAJ in sunflower row, south fence. Keep an eye out for crown gall virus in KAJs. I threw 3 away because of what seemed to be crown gall.
dnrevel On May 31, 2023 Transplanted
Planted hearty tall sprouted plant at PG Johnson on the west end of the second full row -- row two.
dnrevel On April 19, 2023 Potted up
Third batch of Kelsey Annie Joys potted up with active shoots growing, tucked in the greenhouse which is rapidly getting full. What a winner this amazing tuber is! I'll have LOTS.
dnrevel On April 13, 2023 Potted up
Second batch, potted up.
dnrevel On April 9, 2023 Potted up
Potted up, moved to greenhouse.
dnrevel On July 23, 2022 Bloomed
One of the first of the dahlias to bloom. Lovely, robust collarette.
dnrevel On May 27, 2022 Transplanted
Planted in backyard rear garden, 2 tuber clumps, sprouted, in large pots. Planted one additional pot with Penhill Autumn Shade in same area.
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 growing this cool collarette dahlia.
dnrevel On May 22, 2021 Seeds sown
Planted sprouting tuber in a pot to continue growing. Will transplant and grow in a large pot like last year.
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