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PlantFiles: Informal Decorative Dahlia
Dahlia 'Hamari Gold'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Hamari Gold
Hybridized by Ensum (Great Britan); Year of Registration or Introduction: 1984

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Section:
Decorative

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

Bloom Color:
Bronze

Pruning:
Disbud

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Blue-Green
Veined

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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

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1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive goulot On Sep 30, 2013, goulot from Canton, MI wrote:

These (three tubers) came as a bonus with an order of perennials from Holland Bulb Farm. Fortunately, I still had room to plant them (most of my other dahlias were grown from seed). They did not need staking (at least not in my garden). We had lots of rain this year, and I had used polymer water-crystals so that not much additional watering was needed.

The flowers are about 4" across, without disbudding. The stems are thick making it easy to slit them under the flower head so as to allow the water to go up inside the stem; treated that way, they last four or five days (I do not change the water every day, but I put them in the fridge at night). The flower stems are not very long; you will need a vase that is not too tall but wide at the base to balance the bouquet.

I like these so much that I plan to dig up the tubers and save them for next year.

Note: They bloomed before the Japanese-beetle season was over. None of the Hamari Gold flowers were affected; the beetles prefer dark red flowers (e.g. the Hansa roses, red dahlias) and white or blush-colored flowers. Next year, if I want red dahlias I will plant them a little later, so they will bloom after I have drowned the last beetle.

Regional...

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

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Frankfort, Kentucky
Doylestown, Pennsylvania



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