Dahlia
Dahlia 'Unwins Mix'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Unwins Mix
Additional cultivar information:(aka Unwins Dwarf Mix)
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Section:

Unknown - Tell us

Flower Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White

Yellow

Orange

Flame

Red, Dark Red

Pink

Bicolor

Pruning:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Auburn, Alabama

Enterprise, Alabama

Seward, Alaska

Long Beach, California

Jacksonville, Florida

Jonesboro, Georgia

Kansas City, Kansas

Southold, New York

Troy, New York

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Byrdstown, Tennessee

Seattle, Washington

Spokane, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 7, 2011, WonderWeasel from Kansas City, KS (Zone 5a) wrote:

Very easy to grow from seed, beautiful blooms, and a very prolific bloomer if "dead heads" are removed regularly. After the first year of growth, the tubers are very easy to save, so you know what color of blooms each plant will have.

Positive

On Apr 2, 2008, jessums from Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

very hardy plant that is really easy to grow from seed. Produces small bushy plant with many flowers if center leaf is plucked early on.

Positive

On Jul 29, 2006, DonnaA2Z from Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Pinch out center leaves to encourage fuller growth.

Positive

On Jun 23, 2005, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

Unwin's Dwarf dahlias may be grown successfully from seed. Living in a USDA Zone 3 climate, I start mine indoors in early spring, then allow the plants to form tubers over the summer. I store the tubers over the winter and plant them to pots under lights in the spring when I see some sprouts. Unwin's have many small semi-double blooms, some of which are bi-colored.