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Dahlia

Botanical Name
Dahlia
Min Zone
9
Max Zone
11
Height
1 to 5 feet
Width
12 to 24 inches
Flowers
Summer to frost: white, pink, red, orange, yellow
Light
Full sun (light shade)
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Plant 4 inches deep
  • Space 12 to 24 inches apart
  • Stake tall cultivars at planting
  • Dig after light frost, let cure for several hours
  • Store in sand at 35 to 40°
Problems
Aphids, mites, hoppers, thrips, stem borers, powdery mildew, virus
Varieties
  • Fidalgo Julie - 2 to 4 inch orange-red blooms, reverse side of curled petals display a lighter color, 4' tall
  • Ivanetti - 4 to 6 inch purple ball, 4' tall
  • Bodacious - huge 10 inch red-orange twisted petals, 4' tall

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