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Collarette Dahlia
Dahlia 'Mary Evelyn'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Mary Evelyn
Hybridized by Chambers
Registered or introduced: 1987
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Section:

Collerette

Flower Size:

Miniature - up to 4 inches (100 mm) diameter

Bloom Color:

White

Red, Dark Red

Bicolor

Pruning:

Do not disbud

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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)

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

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 3, 2014, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

'Mary Evelyn' - a Novelty collarette dahlia - has its origins in South Africa. It flowers right through summer, and its claret blooms with their white through to pale pink collars brighten border gardens, beds and planter boxes and pots.
they do best in full sun and part shade.