Novelty Dahlia
Dahlia 'Giraffe'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Giraffe
Hybridized by Angle
Registered or introduced: 1940
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Section:

Miscellaneous

Flower Size:

Miniature - up to 4 inches (100 mm) diameter

Bloom Color:

Bronze

Pruning:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Corvallis, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 16, 2014, pmmGarak from Göppingen
Germany wrote:

The Giraffe is an unusual Dahlia, and one of the more delicate ones - don't plant it too close to one of the more vigorous dahlias.

The one thing I don't get is the poison warning - dahlia petals actually make a delicious salad, though I tend to use bigger cultivars than Giraffe.

Positive

On Aug 23, 2009, dahlia_fanatic from Corvallis, OR wrote:

I have enjoyed growing this dahlia it is still unique and pretty. Flowers grow on long stems suitable for cutting - though the stems aren't very strong and may need some support in bouquets. Most dahlias need to be supported while growing in the garden and this one definitely does.

Neutral

On Apr 29, 2008, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Dahlia 'Giraffe' is around since 1940. Grown by Hoek (Netherlands).