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PlantFiles: Decorative Dahlia
Dahlia 'Ferncliff Illusion'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Ferncliff Illusion
Hybridized by Jack; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1994

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.


Flower Size:
Large - 8 to 10 inches (200 to 250 mm) diameter

Bloom Color:
Lilac, Lavender, Mauve


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From leaf cuttings


Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral grannymarsh On Aug 18, 2006, grannymarsh from Marquette, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

8" ID Pure white with lavender tips. . 5' Beautiful flower


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

Sacramento, California
Vancouver, Washington
Menasha, Wisconsin

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