The Main Plant entry for Dahlias (Dahlia)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Dahlias.

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Propagate by taking cuttings of newly emerged shoots
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Common names
  • Dahlia

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Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-09-11
#pollination Monarch
Location: central Illinois
Date: 10-11-11
#pollination
Location: j c raulston arboretum, ncsu,  raleigh, north carolina
Date: july, 2021

Date: 2018-09-02
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Date: 2013-05-23
Location: j c raulston arboretum, raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2020-10-13
Location: j c raulston arboretum, raleigh, north carolina
Date: october, 2020
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: 2019-10-09
Unknown, was mislabeled when bloomed
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2007-10-01
Location: Fellows Gardens, Youngstown, Ohio
Date: 2013-08-29
Dahlia Flower 017

Date: 2003-09-14
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Date: 2003-09-14
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Location: My garden
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Location: central Illinois
Date: 10-3-12

Date: 2003-09-14
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Location: My garden
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Location: Philo, California
Date: 2014-07-15
Brilliant color . Photo of Lynette is untouched.

Date: 2006-08-07
Location: Dahlia Hill, Midland, Michigan
Date: 2019-09-26
A monarch butterfly #Monarch #butterflies #insects and a partial
Location: Maine
Date: 2017-06-06
Photo by lbradbury
Location: Gardenfish garden 
Date: July 18 2020
Pretty NOID
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2009-08-13
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Yorkville, IL
Location: Fellows Gardens, Youngstown, Ohio
Date: 2013-08-29
Dahlia Flower 018
Location: Castlegar 
Date: August 20 2017
 It is really multi-hued, and starts out very red.
Location: My garden
Dahlias
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2011-10-12
Location: Fellows Gardens, Youngstown, Ohio
Date: 2013-08-29
Dahlia Flower 019
Photo by Calif_Sue
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2022-10-22

Listed as Dahlia Miss Scarlet but there is no such name, so just
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2023-10-21
Likely ID: Golden Heart dahlia from Old House Gardens
Location: j c raulston arboretum, ncsu,  raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2021-10-11
Location: j c raulston arboretum, ncsu,  raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2021-08-06
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-11-06
Location: central Illinois
Date: summer '06
Location: j c raulston arboretum, ncsu,  raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2021-08-10
Location: Lindisfarne Dahlia Show-Tasmania
Date: april
Floral Art
Location: My garden
Date: 8-2020
Dahlia pompon
Photo by CDsSister

Date: 2011-05-28
Location: My garden
Date: 2021
Swan island dahlia bed.

Date: 2013-06-29

Date: 2015-09-26
Location: j c raulston arboretum, ncsu,  raleigh, north carolina
Date: august, 2021
Location: Smith College Botanical Garden
Date: 2011-08-02
Location: central Illinois
Date: 10-26-12

Date: 2008-07-27
Photo by Robert147red

Date: 2012-07-05
Location: j c raulston arboretum, ncsu,  raleigh, north carolina
Date: october, 2021
Location: Philo, California
Date: 2014-07-15
Gitts Perfection
Location: Tenterfield NSW Australia
Date: 2012-08-11
Dahlia Wow Power!
Location: Tenterfield NSW Australia
Date: 2011-12-28
Dahlia .. 'Close to the Centre'

Date: 2009-08-29
Location:  
Date: 2008-08-30

Listed as Dahlia 'Billy' but can find no such name anywhere.
Photo by Rose1656
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-01-14
Location: My Garden
Date: 2015-09-27
Location: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Date: 2017-01-5
Taken in the Botanical Gardens in mid Summer.
Photo by dnrevel

Date: 2015-09-26
Location: j c raulston arboretum, ncsu,  raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2021-06-15
Location: Belfast, Maine
Date: 2023-07-04
Location: central Illinois
Date: August 2009
Location: j c raulston arboretum, raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2020-10-06
Location: Dahlia Hill, Midland, Michigan
Date: 2019-10-10
Labeled 'Nancy' at Dahlia Hill.  Problem:  The Dahlia World maste

Date: 2008-08-30
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2015-09-26

Date: 2015-09-26
Location: My garden in N E Pa.
Location: Tacoma, WA
Date: 2010-09-25
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: October 18, 2019
Both blooms on the same plant
Location: j c raulston arboretum, ncsu,  raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2020-09-15
Location: Lindisfarne Show-Tasmania
Date: april
dahlia
Location: So calif
Date: 2018-07-15

Date: 2008-08-30
Location: Maine
Location: BG Berlin (Germany)
Date: 2015-10-02
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2012-08-06
bedding dahlia
Location: j c raulston arboretum, ncsu,  raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2021-06-08
Location: Concord, NC Zone 7
Date: 2015-09-01
This was a $1 sale plant at Lowe's last year and it wintered over
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennet Square, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2019-07-06
Location: j c raulston arboretum, ncsu,  raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2020-10-06
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-09-11
#pollination
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2018-06-26
Location: Dahlia Hill, Midland, Michigan
Date: 2019-10-10
It's not a desirable trait in any flower when the lower petals st
Location: Dahlia Hill, Midland, Michigan
Date: 2019-10-10
Deep inside each disc floret of this anemone form dahlia are the
Photo by queen1694

Date: 2009-07-31

Date: 2019-09-30
Location: j c raulston arboretum, ncsu,  raleigh, north carolina
Date: june, 2021

Date: 2023-10-04
Location: Tenterfield NSW Australia
Date: 2014-02-27
'Reflection in Pink'

Date: 2015-09-18
Photo by Samlav
Photo by PoppyLady420
Photo by Calif_Sue
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2020-09-22
Double Dahlia 002
Photo by Lucichar
Location: My terrace garden, Jamshedpur- India
Date: 2019-01-26
Location: My terrace garden, Jamshedpur- India
Date: 2019-01-26
Location: j c raulston arboretum, raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2020-10-20
Location: j c raulston arboretum, ncsu,  raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2021-10-11
Location: Lindisfarne- Tasmania
Date: April
Mens Floral Art-

Date: 2009-07-04
wild specie Dahlia, thank you Janet! :)
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-18
Dahlia (Dahlia)

Date: 2008-08-30
Location: The Park
Date: 2014-10-10
Blooms in October have much more yellow in them than earlier bloo

Date: 2015-09-18
Dahlia Apopa Sky
Location: Seattle, Washington: woodland park rose garden 
Date: 2016-07-04
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: Fall 2014
Location: Newland, NC
I took this photo a few years ago before I knew what Dahlias were

Date: 2022-08-27

Date: 2022-08-27
Location: My garden
Date: 2021
Swan Island dahlia bed
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-08-25
#pollination

Date: 2019-05-08
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-10-27
Moth is a Yellow Collared Beet Moth
Location: My garden in Gent, Belgium
Date: 2010-05-02
Location: Zone 5
Date: 2012-09-22
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-06-09
Yellow Dahlia 024
Location: Dahlia Hill, Midland, Michigan
Date: 2018-09-08
A staffer at Dahlia Hill insisted this plant was Otto's Thrill, b
Location: Dahlia Hill, Midland, Michigan
Date: 2018-09-08
Pollen laden bee plundering an informal decoration dahlia.  Usual
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2020-09-22
Pink And Red Dahlia 010
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2020-08-23
Dahlia 069
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: 2022-08-29
Unknown variety, unfortunately.  Package was without a name.
Location: central Illinois
Date: fall 2006
Location: Tenterfield NSW Australia
Date: Summer
Dahlia Collage

Date: 2015-09-18
Tahoma April

Date: 2015-09-18

Date: 2015-09-18
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2011-08-10
wild specie Dahlia, thank you Janet! :)
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-11

Date: 2008-08-30
Location: Halls of Heddon nursery Northumberland England
Date: 2017-09-22
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-08-09

Date: 2008-08-29
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2006-08-03
Dahlia (Dahlia)
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-09-20
Dahlia (Dahlia)

Date: 2015-09-18
Dahlia New Dimension
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-15
Dahlia (Dahlia)
Location: central Illinois
Date: summer 2006
Location: My garden, Ghent, Belgium
Date: 2010-06-30
Wild species Dahlia
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2121

Date: 2015-09-26
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2014-05-06
Location: My garden in Warrenville, SC
Date: Fall 2013

Date: 2015-09-26
Location: Belfast, Maine
Date: 2023-07-04

Date: 2015-09-26

Date: 2015-09-26

Date: 2015-09-18
Location: Concord, NC zone 7
Date: 2015-09-23
My $3 sale plant from Lowe's.  Labeled "Dahlia hybrid."  This ove
Location: Lindisfarne Dahlia Show- Tasmania
Date: 24-3-2011
Open Dahlia Floral Art
Location: Ashton Gardens
Date: 17/8/2020
A nice bloom of a Dahlia
Location: The Park
Date: 2014-09-03
Still nothing at all like the stock photo that made me buy it.
Location: Halls of Heddon nursery Northumberland England
Date: 2017-09-22
Location: My garden
Date: 2021
Swan island dahlia bed
Location: j c raulston arboretum, raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2020-10-20
Location: j c raulston arboretum, ncsu,  raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2021-09-20
Location: j c raulston arboretum, raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2020-10-13
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2005-10-20
Location: Tenterfield NSW Australia
Date: 2014-02-27
'Pink'
Location: Tenterfield NSW Australia
Date: 2015-01-05
'Yellow'
Location: 5b
Date: 2017-09-19
A happy bloomer
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2002
Dahlia (Dahlia)
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2017-09-14
Location: My Moms garden
Date: 2020-09-26
Photo by Rose1656
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-11
Dahlia (Dahlia)
Photo by paulaf
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-13
Dahlia (Dahlia)
Location: j c raulston arboretum, ncsu,  raleigh, north carolina
Date: june, 2021
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-25
Dahlia (Dahlia)
Location: In my garden in Oklahoma City, OK last summer
Date: 02-20-2023
DAHLIA
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022
Date: 2022-07-01

Date: 2012-10-02

Date: 2015-09-14

Date: 2007-10-02
Photo by queen1694
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-06-07
Dahlia 025

Date: 2007-10-02
Location: Peterborough, ON, Canada
Date: 2015-10-12
end of season generic white dahlia from window box planter
Location: Massachusetts 
Date: 2017-10-15
Garden Flowers
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2015-09-26
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-09-26
Location: . 
Date: 2015-09-26
Location: garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2015-09-26
Photo by Oberon46

Date: 2013-09-13

Date: 2013-09-13

Date: 2014-09-12
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Tenterfield NSW Australia
Date: 2014-12-31
First Flowering - My 'self supporting' hybrid 2105

Date: 2015-09-18

Date: 2015-09-10

Date: 2013-06-14
Location: 5b
Date: 2017-09-19
Bumblebees are frequent visitors

Date: 2015-09-26

Date: 2015-09-26
Location: Dahlia Hill, Midland, Michigan
Date: 2019-09-05
This handsome dahlia is labeled 'David' in the Dahlia Hill tuber
Location: Dahlia Hill, Midland, Michigan
Date: 2019-09-05
Dahlia 'David', on the Dahlia Hill tuber list as (M, C, DR), but
Location: La Crescenta, CA
Date: 2017-05-24
Location: j c raulston arboretum, ncsu,  raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2020-10-13
Location: Holehird garden, Cumbria, UK
Date: 2014-09-22
Location: central Illinois
Date: 7-10-07
Location: j c raulston arboretum, ncsu,  raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2021-07-06

Date: 2015-09-10
Photo by djinnevada
Photo by djinnevada
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2010-06-30
wild specie Dahlia, thank you Janet! :)
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-11
Dahlia (Dahlia)
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2009-07-12
wild specie Dahlia, thank you Janet! :)
Location: York, PA 17402
Date: Summer 2012
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2009-06-18
wild specie Dahlia, thank you Janet! :)
Location: Concord, NC zone 7
Date: 2016-05-02
Tag just says "Red Dahlia"!
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-15
Dahlia (Dahlia)
Location: central Illinois
Date: 10-2-06
Photo by Rose1656
Photo by mandolls

Date: 2008-08-29
Location: Cordoba, Argentina

Date: 2015-09-18

Date: 2015-09-18
Dahlia Harvey Koop
Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.
Date: Mid Summer
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Toledo Botanical Gardens, Toledo, Ohio
Date: 2012-08-12
A caterpillar munching on a sad looking dahlia bloom. #caterpilla
Photo by Rose1656
Location: Tenterfield NSW Australia
Date: 2014-12-29
'Go!'
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-11
Dahlia (Dahlia)
Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Tenterfield NSW Australia
Date: 2014-12-30
'Open!'

Date: 2015-09-18

Date: 2012-07-28
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-09-20
Dahlia

Date: 2015-09-18
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-09-30
Dahlia

Date: 2015-09-18
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-09-29
Dahlia
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-11
Dahlia (Dahlia)
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-11
Dahlia (Dahlia)
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-24
Dahlia (Dahlia)

Date: 2015-09-26
Photo by Rose1656
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-11
Dahlia (Dahlia)
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-21
Dahlia (Dahlia)
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-17
Dahlia (Dahlia)
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-18
Dahlia (Dahlia)
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-25
Dahlia (Dahlia)
Photo by Rose1656
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2012-08-06
Location: Newland, NC

Date: 2015-09-26
Location: Philo, California
Date: July, 2017
Photo by Rose1656

Date: 2015-09-18
Location: Maine
Date: 2023-07-03
Looks like 'Thomas A. Edison' but was not labeled.

Date: 2015-09-18

Date: 2012-10-02
Location: Baltimore, Maryland 
Date: 08/15/18
Purple hues
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2008-07-29
ball type

Date: 2015-09-14
Location: Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-07-30
Dahlia (Dahlia)

Date: 2015-09-14
Location: Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-09-19
Dahlia (Dahlia)
Location: Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-11
Dahlia (Dahlia)
Location: Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-17
Dahlia (Dahlia)

Date: 2007-10-02
Location: Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-18
Dahlia (Dahlia)

Date: 2007-10-02
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: summer 2006
Location: Nationale Plantentuin Meise (Meise Botanical Garden)
Date: 2023-10-16
Label: 'Petit Bohemienne', but I could not find a reference to th

Date: 2019-05-08
Location: Helena, AL
Date: 2016-10-22
Location: Helena, AL
Date: 2016-10-22
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-06-30
Offspring of 'Bishop of Llandaff'. I like it for its simple but b

Date: 2015-09-26
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Date: Aug.2022
3 generations of my family have been growing this lovely Dahlia.
Location: Tenterfield NSW Australia
Date: Easter 2014
Dahlia Arrangement using my Dahlias .. local church
Location: j c raulston arboretum, raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2020-09-15
Location: Tenterfield NSW Australia
Date: Easter 2014
Table Arrangement - using my dahlias

Date: 2011-08-17

Date: 2011-08-17
Location: Tenterfield NSW Australia
Date: 2013-03-05
Vase Arrangement .. My Mixed Dahlias.
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2004-09-13
Collarette type

Date: 2015-09-10

Date: 2013-09-09
Location: Missouri zone 6a
Date: 2022-07-02

Date: 2013-09-09

Date: 2013-09-09

Date: 2015-09-26

Date: 2015-09-26

Date: 2015-09-26
Photo by Hazelcrestmikeb
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-11
Dahlia (Dahlia)
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-11
Dahlia (Dahlia)
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2011-08-10
wild specie Dahlia, thank you Janet! :)
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2017-08-15
Right after our uncharacteristic summer rain
Location: j c raulston arboretum, raleigh, north carolina
Date: 10-17-2023
and wee guest :-)

Date: 2014-09-10
Location: Cordoba, Argentina

Date: 2009-02-03
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 2009-09-29
container plant
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2010-10-31
freshly dug tuber of bedding dahlia
Location: Tenterfield NSW Australia
Date: 2014-12-29
'On Your Mark!'
Location: Tenterfield NSW Australia
Date: 2014-12-29
'Get Set!'
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-04
Dahlia (Dahlia)
Photo by orchidgal

Date: 2012-07-28
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-09-09
White Dahlia 011

Date: 2014-07-27
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-05
Dahlia
Location: Vladivostok, Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-21
Dahlia (Dahlia)
Photo by Rose1656

Date: 2015-09-18

Date: 2015-09-18

Date: 2015-09-18

Date: 2015-09-18
Location: NW Wisconsin
Date: 2022-08-09

Date: 2015-09-18
Location: central Illinois
Date: 10-4-06
Location: South Texas- Zone 9
Date: 2022-06-04
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2009-09-20
Location: Lindisfarne Dahlia Show-Tasmania
Date: 24-3-2012
Dahlia Floral Art

Date: 2009-09-17
Location: National Botanic Garden of Latvia
Date: 2013-09-27
Location:  
Date: 2009-02-03

Date: 2015-09-26

Date: 2015-09-26

Date: 2015-09-26

Date: 2014-09-13

Date: 2014-09-13
Photo by Samlav
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2005-10-23
Location: j c raulston arboretum, raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2020-10-01

Date: 2015-09-10
Location: At Annie's Annuals Nursery
Date: Sep 14, 2008 12:32 PM

Date: 2013-09-09

Date: 2013-09-09

Date: 2013-06-14

Date: 2013-09-09
Location: La Crescenta, CA
Date: 2017-05-22

Date: 2013-06-14

Date: 2013-09-09

Date: 2013-06-14
Photo by SandDollarGarden

Date: 2015-09-26

Date: 2015-09-26

Date: 2015-09-26
Location: central Illinois
Date: 9-9-06

Date: 2015-09-26

Date: 2015-09-26
Location: Laura garden 
Date: 2017-05-09

Date: 2009-07-19

Date: 2014-09-13

Date: 2014-09-13
Location: central Illinois
Date: fall 2006
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Date: 2022-09-10

Date: 2015-09-14
Photo by djinnevada
Photo by djinnevada
Location: In my zone 8 garden
Date: 2016-06-15
Location: central Illinois
Date: 10-11-07
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2017-08-17

Date: 2007-10-02
Location: La Crescenta, CA
Date: 2017-07-05
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-08-31

Date: 2014-09-13

Date: 2014-09-13
Location: Cordoba, Argentina
Location: Cordoba, Argentina

Date: 2010-09-05
This Dahlia with dark foliage and yellow petals listed as 'Knocko

Date: 2009-07-31

Date: 2012-10-02

Date: 2012-10-02
Photo by Paul2032

Date: 2013-08-23
Photo by SCButtercup
Location: central Illinois
Date: 10-11-06
Frost predicted that night.
Location: Paeony flowered dahlias. R. & J. Farquhar & Co. (1910)
Photo courtesy of: Swallowtail Garden Seeds

Date: 2016-07-18

Date: 2016-07-30

Date: 2012-10-02
Photo by paulaf
Photo by paulaf
Location: central Illinois
Date: 10-11-06

Date: 2012-10-02
Location: elkhorn, ne
Date: 2019-08-09
Location: central Illinois
Date: 10-4-06
Location: central Illinois
Date: 9-27-06
Location: Primorsky Kraj, Russia
Date: 2010-10-11
Dahlia (Dahlia)

Date: 2007-10-02

Date: 2009-04-27
This could be 'Full Moon' but I'm not sure.

Date: 2006-09-19
Location: Helena, AL
Date: 2016-10-22
Location: Helena, AL
Date: 2016-10-22
Photo by Oberon46
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-09-01
Location: Lake Macquarie, N.S.W., Australia
Date: 2018-01-02

Date: 2015-09-27
Location: j c raulston arboretum, raleigh, north carolina
Date: 2020-10-01
Photo by paulaf

Date: 2016-09-17

Date: 2014-08-02
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Comments:
  • Posted by DeborahvanderBeek on May 20, 2020 4:02 AM concerning plant:
    Could we have estimated height of Dahlias under 'size' rather than just flower size? It makes a huge difference in planning where to put it.
    Happy to help when and where I can.
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on May 20, 2013 3:59 AM concerning plant:
    Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D...

    "Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native mainly in Mexico, but also Central America, and Colombia. A member of the Asteraceae or Compositae, dicotyledonous plants, related species include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum and zinnia. There are at least 36 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants.

    Dahlias grow naturally in climates which do not experience frost (the tubers are hardy to USDA Zone 8), consequently they are not adapted to withstand sub-zero temperatures. However their tuberous nature enables them to survive periods of dormancy, and this characteristic means that gardeners in temperate climates with frosts can grow dahlias successfully, provided the tubers are lifted from the ground and stored in cool yet frost-free conditions during the winter. Planting the tubers quite deep (10 – 15 cm) also provides some protection. When in active growth, modern dahlia hybrids perform most successfully in well-watered yet free-draining soils, in situations receiving plenty of sunlight. Taller cultivars usually require some form of staking as they grow, and all garden dahlias need deadheading regularly, once flowering commences.

    Slugs and snails are serious pests in some parts of the world, particularly in spring when new growth is emerging through the soil. Earwigs can also disfigure the blooms. The other main pests likely to be encountered are aphids (usually on young stems and immature flower buds), red spider mite (causing foliage mottling and discolouration, worse in hot and dry conditions) and capsid bugs (resulting in contortion and holes at growing tips). Diseases affecting dahlias include powdery mildew, grey mould (Botrytis cinerea), verticillium wilt, dahlia smut (Entyloma calendulae f. dahliae), phytophthora and some plant viruses. Dahlias are a source of food for the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Angle Shades, Common Swift, Ghost Moth and Large Yellow Underwing."

Plant Events from our members
chelle On October 25, 2014 Winterized
Dug in-ground plants for drying and storing. Seven or eight bags in crawlspace.
dragonfetti On March 25, 2015 Plant emerged
Just a small sprout so far.
dragonfetti On January 22, 2015 Obtained plant
Planted tubers in glass tulip bed
AndreA33 On April 30, 2016 Maintenance performed
Cuttings of unknown dahlias done on Place Pompidou
carolem On January 2, 2018 Bloomed
UncleWill On September 15, 2018 Obtained plant
Surface portions killed by hurricane. Left tubers in place.
MrsBinWY On March 23, 2018 Potted up
5
MrsBinWY On February 25, 2018 Seeds sown
Cactus Mix (commercial seeds from patrob to Lalambchop1 to me), 20 seeds (all) @ warm room temp
piksihk On March 16, 2021 Obtained plant
Middle of Round bed
Trade with Atia I.
paleohunter From April 6, 2024 to November 1, 2024 Transplanted
Star Mix
paleohunter On August 27, 2023 Cuttings stuck
paleohunter On July 30, 2023 Cuttings stuck
paleohunter On April 15, 2023 Transplanted
paleohunter On June 18, 2022 Transplanted
paleohunter On April 7, 2022 Plant emerged
paleohunter On March 24, 2022 Seeds sown
Pompon Mix
paleohunter On March 6, 2022 Potted up
paleohunter On October 15, 2021 Cuttings stuck
dnrevel On November 25, 2023 Maintenance performed
Dug up a small dahlia clump in the front yard on a frigid day. There were four or so small tubers attached to the plant still with it's sprouting Dixie cup attached. Preparing it for winter storage in the garage this year, watching the temps with a Govee temperature sensor.
dnrevel On June 2, 2023 Transplanted
Transplanted Planted several of these in the front yard flower bed in front of the front porch. Several have buds on them.
dnrevel On March 21, 2023 Potted up
Moved to greenhouse to give the seedlings more room. Setting up heater to keep above 40 degrees at night and closer to 55 - 60 during the day.
dnrevel On February 9, 2023 Seeds germinated
Sprouted! Heat mats and humid domes, using Dixie cups worked great. Out of 36 Dixie cups (mix of Diva, Pompon and these seeds) all but 5 sprouted. Good rate of germination.
dnrevel On February 4, 2023 Seeds sown
Planted seeds from Happy Green Shop from Ireland. Also planted more 2 year old seeds, Cocoxochitl Chingonxs from Truelove Seeds via Pennsylvania, 2022 sowed indoors using heat mats.
dnrevel On May 27, 2022 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Winter Sowing dahlias did not sprout from seed. Needs heat: Cocoxochitl Chingonxs from Truelove Seeds via Pennsylvania. No sprouts. Too bad. I will try growing again next spring.
dnrevel On March 3, 2022 Seeds sown
WS in jug. WS in jug. Ark of Taste says: Seeds are sown from February to July and transplanted after 3 weeks, full sun. When the plants reach a height of 30 cm, soil should be added to the base of the plants to encourage the development of tuberous roots. After about twelve weeks, dahlias will bloom for 4-6 weeks.
foru2c On February 26, 2023 Seeds sown
WS
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Beautiful!! by SongofJoy Nov 22, 2012 1:17 AM 1
Arabian Night? by frankrichards16 Nov 4, 2013 4:17 PM 9
Untitled by bamira Apr 16, 2015 7:46 PM 0
twyning´s smartie by bamira Apr 20, 2015 2:57 PM 3
Wizard of Oz by bamira Apr 16, 2015 8:16 PM 0
tag along by jmorth Sep 27, 2015 8:56 AM 3
Oh, wow! by chelle Oct 2, 2015 8:17 AM 0
Dahlia ID by Calif_Sue Jun 11, 2017 10:58 AM 1
Caption notes by Calif_Sue Aug 21, 2017 9:30 PM 2
ID question by eclayne Feb 10, 2018 1:16 PM 2
Image ID by DaylilySLP Oct 20, 2019 8:44 PM 1
Image ID by DaylilySLP Oct 24, 2019 2:58 PM 1
Questionable ID as 'Just Peachy' by arctangent Jan 7, 2020 8:16 AM 0
outstanding capture! by Tom_F_GA Apr 9, 2020 2:43 AM 1
Id? by Calif_Sue Sep 21, 2020 5:56 AM 4
Possible misidentification? by zuzu Sep 23, 2020 10:36 PM 2
Dahlia, tentative id, listed under generic dahlia tag, Guessed name Taratahi Li by dnrevel Oct 23, 2023 8:43 PM 0
ID for this lovely dahlia, 90% sure it's Golden Heart by dnrevel Nov 8, 2023 2:53 PM 4

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