Dahlia
Dahlia 'Goshen Calico'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Goshen Calico
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Section:

Decorative

Flower Size:

Large - 8 to 10 inches (200 to 250 mm) diameter

Bloom Color:

Yellow

Red, Dark Red

Variegated

Pruning:

Disbud

Do not disbud

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From leaf cuttings

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Gladwin, Michigan

Warren, Pennsylvania

Vancouver, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 8, 2007, BDale60 from Warren, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

We found this to be a truly delightful Dahlia, one of the first we've ever grown, and had genuine "beginner's luck" with a couple of very healthy plants in our garden. "Goshen Calico" is classified as an Informal Decorative type, with red and yellow variegated color pattern. Most of our blooms have been in the "B" range (6-8 inches) but I note that it is classified as on the border of "B/A" which means some must get blooms in the 8-10 inch range. We did not prune away side stalks or blooms, preferring instead to have more (if slightly smaller) blooms and have been pleased with the relative abundance of production. (We've gotten multiple mature blooms from each plant, with many more buds on the way and it shows no signs of stopping). The bright variegated color pattern makes it a nice cut f... read more

Positive

On Jul 27, 2006, grannymarsh from Marquette, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Beautiful, bright blooms.