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PlantFiles: Dahlia
Dahlia 'Myrtle's Folly'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Myrtle's Folly

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Flower Size:
Medium - 6 to 8 inches (150 to 200 mm) diameter

Bloom Color:
Purple, Wine, Violet

Do not disbud

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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
From herbaceous stem cuttings


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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive doss On Jul 20, 2005, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This dahlia is very worthwhile growing, but it's very flashy - looks like the soft yellow lacianated petals have been dipped in raspberries. It's not for pastel lovers. At 6 inches it's small enough for a vase. This folly is round like a ball. Highly recommended.


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

Stanford, California
Gladwin, Michigan
Binghamton, New York
Columbus, Ohio
Toronto, Ohio
Plano, Texas
Vancouver, Washington

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