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Dwarf Border Dahlia, Decorative Dahlia 'Berliner Kleene'

Dahlia

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Berliner Kleene
Hybridized by Severin
Registered or introduced: 1967
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Section:

Decorative

Flower Size:

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

Bloom Color:

Orange

Pink

Blends

Pruning:

Do not disbud

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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)

From herbaceous stem cuttings

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

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:

Loveland, Ohio

La Sal, Utah

Menasha, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Feb 8, 2009, saya from Heerlen,
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

The name of this Dahlia has made me smile. Living very close to the German border I'm a little familiar with German informal spoken language that differs of course from the formal spoken and written German language. Its grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary are considered simpler, sub-standard. 'Kleene' is such a informal word for the German formal word 'kleine' (transl. small or little). Of course we all know that Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany. So its name 'Berliner Kleene' simply means 'Berlins Small or Little Ones'.

Public Awards:
Dahlia-Queen-Stuttgart (1999)
Mainau-Dahlia-Queen (1991)

Positive

On Oct 28, 2006, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Another hard working border dahlia. Flowers are decent sized and quite a few for the size of this plant.

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