Cactus Dahlia
Dahlia 'Alfred Grille'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Alfred Grille
Hybridized by Severin
Registered or introduced: 1965
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Section:

Cactus (incurving)

Flower Size:

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

Bloom Color:

Yellow

Pink

Blends

Pruning:

Disbud

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

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:

Non-patented

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:

San Leandro, California

Portland, Oregon

Richmond, Texas

Kalama, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jul 6, 2009, lehua_mc from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have three in various states of growth, in their first year from bare bulbs. One is tall and statuesque, with a thick stalk, and blooming well. I posted a picture of the first bloom, which had the delicate pink with a radiating yellow in the center. I wonder if heat, however, affects the color, since all other blooms have been almost exclusively pale yellow. This note could be neutral because of the bleached color, but as a *plant* it's a worthy addition to my garden. Update, cooler weather has rolled in, and the pink of the Alfred Grille has returned, even more vividly than at first.

Neutral

On Sep 9, 2007, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

The ADS Fab Fifty- This variety won fifty (50) blue or higher awards in a year.

Positive

On Jun 23, 2006, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Bought from Bloomingbulb in Spring 2006. Color in my picture looks a little faded, I will attribute that to being first year in my garden. Very floriferous. Highly recommend. This dahlia is considered a semi-cactus dahlia, medium.