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PlantFiles: Water Lily Dahlia
Dahlia 'Karma Choc'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Karma Choc
Additional cultivar information: (PP18422)
Hybridized by Verwer; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2006

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

Bloom Color:
Red, Dark Red

Do not disbud

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


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)

Patent Information:

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


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
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive saya On Sep 11, 2013, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a lovely Dahlia. With its dark velvety flowers on long dark stems and dark foliage, it is striking. The Karma group have been bred for use as a cut flower, so in general they have a better vase life than other dahlias. I grow it in my garden for several years now and, believe it or not, the tubers stay in the ground during winter. I live in the very south of Netherlands, so our temps are lower than at Dutch seaside. Last winter has been harsh and long. We had frosts into May and during winter temps - 15c for weeks. When I smell at the flowers I even notice a whiff of chocolate. Or is that my imagination?

Unknown × ‘Karma Naomi’;
Mainau Königin/Queen 2010.


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

Roswell, New Mexico
Ferndale, Washington
Issaquah, Washington

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