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Cactus Dahlia
Dahlia 'Klankstad Kerkrade'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Klankstad Kerkrade
Hybridized by Bruidegom
Registered or introduced: 1954
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Section:

Cactus (straight)

Flower Size:

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

Bloom Color:

Yellow

Pruning:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 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:

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Feb 4, 2009, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

'Klankstad (transl. Musical Town) Kerkrade' is named after Kerkrade, a town and municipality in the southeastern Netherlands (Limburg). Internationally Kerkrade is known as the town, where every fourth year (last was in 2005) the quadra-annual event, promoted as the World Music Contest, is held. During three weeks amateur, as well as professional, military bands and similar orchestras from many countries meet to compete in their category and division. My hometown Heerlen is only eight kilometers away from Kerkrade.