Collarette Dahlia 'Clair De Lune'


Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Clair De Lune
Additional cultivar information:(aka Claire De Lune, Claire-De-Lune)
Hybridized by Maarse
Registered or introduced: 1946
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Flower Size:

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

Bloom Color:




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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)




Other details:

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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)


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Seed Collecting:

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

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 19, 2015, wakingdream from Allentown, PA wrote:

I am growing Dahlia 'Claire de Lune' for the first time this year. I placed it into a raised bed which has very fertile soil including my own home made compost. The height and vigor are a testament to this fertility. First flowers arrived in early July for me in PA. The soft yellow tones reflect light really well, especially near dusk. It would be perfect in a Moon Garden. It is placed near a tall Canna with burgundy foliage, making a dramatic contrast. I look forward to multiplying this variety through division of the the tuber cluster. Source of this 1946 heirloom was Old House Gardens. A stunner, and my new favorite thing.


On Jul 8, 2014, elsutor from Penn Hills, PA wrote:

This dahlia is slightly shorter than many others I have grown, and the first year I swamped it with taller, brighter flowers. The tubers came through the winter well, and I planted this dahlia in a different area, with no other dahlias. It is next to a Pretoria canna and a black calla lily, as well as a cucumber plant and a dappled willow. The flowers are magnificent this year. It has an understated elegance and mild color that are just perfect in this setting, and it seems a little earlier to bloom than some others I grow. Highly recommended.


On Apr 25, 2008, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

A 2008 addition to my garden. This simple collarette dahlia is named after Debussy’s romantic nocturne.".. With a single row of soft yellow outer petals, a frilly ruff of white inner petals, and an eye like a harvest moon.." I think it will be a pretty collerette Dahlia to add to my Dahlia collection in my garden.
Raised by Maarse, Netherlands 1946.