Dinner Plate Dahlia, Dinnerplate Dahlia
Dahlia 'Mrs. Eileen'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Mrs. Eileen
Hybridized by Benke
Registered or introduced: 1982
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Section:

Decorative

Flower Size:

Giant - over 10 inches (250 mm) diameter

Bloom Color:

Orange

Blends

Pruning:

Disbud

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

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:

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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:

Revere, Massachusetts

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Mahopac, New York

Simpsonville, South Carolina

Grand Mound, Washington

Parkersburg, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 25, 2007, LinhT from Saint Paul, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

It didn't bloom as early as Garden Wonder did, nor did it bloom as vigorously. However, it did seem to have longer stems for easier cutting. Overall, my 2nd favorite in the dinner plate collection.