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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

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

Sunnyvale, California

Shepherdsville, Kentucky

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Elkhorn, Nebraska

Bronx, New York

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Baden, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 26, 2015, Groundhog from Bronx, NY wrote:

One of the easier hybrids. Maybe not quite as showy as other varieties, but nice, compact and floriferous. I plant them between/in front of south-facing rose bushes. While often available from garden centers as cheap "annual" four packs, the tubers can be dug and overwintered in a cool spot. Replant horizontally when the soil begins to warm, eye up, in late April to early May in most places (In zones 6-7, about the same time one plants vegetables). It is recommended that you don't water until growth appears.

Positive

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.