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PlantFiles: Decorative Dahlia
Dahlia 'Punkin Spice'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Punkin Spice
Registered or introduced: 2007

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Section:
Decorative

Flower Size:
Medium - 6 to 8 inches (150 to 200 mm) diameter

Bloom Color:
Orange

Pruning:
Unknown - Tell us

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Blue-Green

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:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Oberon46 On Oct 17, 2012, Oberon46 from (Mary) Anchorage, AK (Zone 5b) wrote:

Gorgeous flower, 7" booms on a 48" bush. Stems could be sturdier to hold up the large flowers.

Positive greenorchid On Jan 2, 2009, greenorchid from Grants Pass, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:

The first year I had this dahlia the bloom color changed a lot, but always in the pink tones. Now that I have seen it bloom in its second year it is a must have for me. This year it was stunning and an eye catcher among my couple of dozen dahlias blooming in beautiful yellows and oranges producing an apricot to peach effect. Aside from an apricot color that would compliment endless combinations of plantings, it was a prolific multiplier with almost all the tubers producing eyes. I highly recommend this one!!

Regional...

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

Anchorage, Alaska
Harbeck-fruitdale, Oregon



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