Waterlily Dahlia
Dahlia 'Taratahi Ruby'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Taratahi Ruby
Hybridized by Frater
Registered or introduced: 1997
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Section:

Waterlily

Flower Size:

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

Bloom Color:

Red, Dark Red

Pruning:

Disbud

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

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)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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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

Regional

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

San Francisco, California

Issaquah, Washington

Menasha, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 10, 2013, lancer23 from San Francisco, CA wrote:

blood red color, not sure how many bloom will get because someone always pick off flowers.

Positive

On Jan 24, 2013, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

'Taratahi Ruby' was raised in New Zealand, and the Royal Horticulture Society have given it their prestigious Award of Merit.