Hybrid Dahlia Mix
Dahlia 'Figaro Mixed'

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

Miscellaneous

Flower Size:

Miniature - up to 4 inches (100 mm) diameter

Bloom Color:

White

Yellow

Orange

Red, Dark Red

Pink

Pruning:

Disbud

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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:

Sunnyvale, California

Shepherdsville, Kentucky

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Elkhorn, Nebraska

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Baden, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 7, 2009, joeomar from Elkhorn, NE wrote:

I've been growing the Dahlia "Figaro mix" for three years here in Elkhorn NE (just outside Omaha). I buy the seeds through Park Seeds. I start them indoors under lights, about 4 weeks before planting, and get a very high germination rate. The mix has an astonishing array of colors (I counted 12 distinct colors). For me, the plants grow about 18" and bloom very heavily and continuously all summer and into October. The plants stay quite bushy and strong. They perform far better than the Dahlia "Bishops Children" series, which are rather spindly weak plants that only turn out red flowers for me. I really couldn't be happier with the Figaro's, this year I'm planting around 200.