Formal Decorative Dahlia
Dahlia 'Deuil du Roi Albert'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Deuil du Roi Albert
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Section:

Decorative

Flower Size:

Small - 4 to 6 inches (100 to 150 mm) diameter

Bloom Color:

White

Purple, Wine, Violet

Pruning:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

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)

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

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:

Gainesville, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 16, 2012, KanapahaLEW from Alachua, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Produces lots of strikingly-colored flowers and has been reliable here in zone 9a Florida. Gets to be around 5 or 6 feet tall and straggly by late summer but will produce new growth from the base if cut back, and the new growth will flower fairly quickly. Attracts lots of visitor attention and may be the most-photographed flower in the garden.