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Lenjo
Mount Angel, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 1, 2003
4:16 AM

Post #501768

Went over to a nursery and found these little plants called dahliettas. They are not the same as an annual dahlia bedding plant. They stay only about 8 to 10 inches tall. They are patented, so no propogating. They are all started from cuttings. I think I am going to try a few containers of these. I have seen information on the galleries and jackpots but never have seen or tried them. Anybody familar with these?

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


April 1, 2003
4:20 AM

Post #501770

No picture Lenjo? Will you use them for your wedding pot arrangements?


I found this link.
http://www.kawaharanursery.com/03.html
nathalyn
Knoxville, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 1, 2003
2:38 PM

Post #501938

I bought some pink Dahliettas two years ago, and planted them as border flowers in a partly shady area. They stayed small - - but just about bloomed themselves to death. My only mistake was that I did not plant them close enough. However, they had so many blooms that you seldom could see any leaves.

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Lenjo
Mount Angel, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 2, 2003
2:32 AM

Post #502342

Kell, all I have are nursery brochures. But yes I think I am going to pot some of these up in these plastic urn containers for my DD's wedding.
Nathalyn, these urn containers are probably equivalent to a 2 or 3 gallon pot. Do you think 3 plants would be enough per container?

Kell

Kell
Northern California, CA
(Zone 9b)


April 2, 2003
4:16 AM

Post #502418

What are you going to plant in the middle for height? I love how the flowers stand above the foliage.
Roselaine
North Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8a)

April 2, 2003
11:58 AM

Post #502539

Joann...foliage plants would look nice, don't you think so? Coleus, Plectranthus,ivies??? E.
nathalyn
Knoxville, TN
(Zone 7a)

April 2, 2003
2:46 PM

Post #502603

Lenjo,
I think that the number of plants that you need is more determined by the diameter of your pot. These dahliettas stay very small - - maybe 6 - 8 inches in diameter. I would plant as many as you think will fill your container once fully grown. As they are also fairly short, I would add either something in the middle with height or something that would trail out of the urn. I agree with Kell and Roselaine that a mixture of plants to complement the flowers would be nice.

Another good choice that is similar in apperance is Dreamland Zinnas. They get a littler larger(around 10-12 inches tall) but also produce large quantities of large blooms on short stems, which gives it a nosegay/bushlike appearance. Parkseed carries these in a multitude of colors and they stay full of blooms all summer as long as you keep them deadheaded.

Lenjo
Mount Angel, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 2, 2003
10:41 PM

Post #502817

Thanks for the heighth idea, will definitely follow up on that one. The pot is about 12 inches in diameter.
eyesoftexas
Toadsuck, TX
(Zone 7a)

July 27, 2008
1:42 AM

Post #5324940

Okay Lenjo...where can we buy them?

"eyes"
Lenjo
Mount Angel, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 27, 2008
1:50 AM

Post #5324983

Eyes, they are in garden centers here, I have found them a bit difficult. I only grew them that year this thread began and never tried again. sorry, Joann
eyesoftexas
Toadsuck, TX
(Zone 7a)

July 27, 2008
1:53 AM

Post #5325005

If they were contrary for you, I suppose I'd better pass...thanks, sweetie.

"eyes"
carwhite
Elbridge, NY

March 7, 2013
6:17 PM

Post #9442326

I am looking for a source for Mary Elizabeth dahlia.
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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 7, 2013
6:27 PM

Post #9442343

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