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

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Mrs. Eileen

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6 members have or want this plant for trade.


Flower Size:
Giant - over 10 inches (250 mm) diameter

Bloom Color:


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


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:
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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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive LinhT 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.


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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