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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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Section:

Fimbriated/Laciniated

Flower Size:

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

Bloom Color:

Yellow

Purple, Wine, Violet

Blends

Pruning:

Disbud

Do not disbud

Height:

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

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Danger:

N/A

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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Stanford, California

Gladwin, Michigan

Binghamton, New York

Columbus, Ohio

Toronto, Ohio

Plano, Texas

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.