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PlantFiles: Waterlily Dahlia
Dahlia 'Taratahi Ruby'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Taratahi Ruby
Hybridized by Frater; Year of Registration or Introduction: 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:
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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive lancer23 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 RosinaBloom On Jan 24, 2013, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand wrote:

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

Regional...

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

San Francisco, California
Issaquah, Washington
Menasha, Wisconsin



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