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Dahlia 'Babylon Purple'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Babylon Purple
Registered or introduced: 1999

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

Bloom Color:
Purple, Wine, Violet

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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)

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

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3 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive mathtchr314 On Apr 17, 2012, mathtchr314 from Cumming, GA wrote:

Big, beautiful blooms that were perfect to cut and share. Love this plant and easy to grow in Georgia's clay soil. However, I did dig up the tubers and keep them in my garage refrigerator during the winter months.

Positive Junctioncats On Jun 12, 2007, Junctioncats from Cambridge, VT (Zone 4a) wrote:

I grew this Dalhia last season, and the flowers are stunning. The streaks are almost a pale pink and make the flower appear to "shine" especially when struck by dappled sunshine! Would highly recommend this flower to anyone looking to have a show stopping garden.

Positive bigcityal On Aug 27, 2006, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Every single person that has walked by this one in my garden has said how they like it. It has a lot of large flowers on it that really grab your attention. There are tan/bleached streaks in some of the petals.


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

Cumming, Georgia
Cincinnati, Ohio
Cambridge, Vermont
Menasha, Wisconsin

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