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PlantFiles: Single Flowered Dahlia
Dahlia 'Happy Single First Love'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Happy Single First Love
Additional cultivar information: (PP16984; Happy SingleŽ Dahlia Series, aka HS First Love, First Love)
Hybridized by Verwer; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2004

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Flower Size:
Miniature - up to 4 inches (100 mm) diameter

Bloom Color:
Red, Dark Red

Do not disbud

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


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
Suitable for growing in containers

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

Patent Information:

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

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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
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive mrickett On Apr 24, 2010, mrickett from Lawrenceville, GA wrote:

Purchased several of these plants from Lowe's. They are very easy to grow. No problems with disease or insects. They have beautiful purple accented foliage and attract bees, butterflies and birds. I live in zone 7 and was not sure about overwintering this plant. I had grown them in several containers. I chose not to dig up the tubers but brought the pots indoors and stored them in a cool semi-dark location. In early March I had new foliage emerging. I divided the tubers, repotted them, and took them outside. It's the end of April and they already have flower buds. I have not been a dahlia fan in the past but this one has won me over.

Neutral saya On Feb 24, 2009, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Dahlia 'HS First Love' flowers in pale orange, around its brown colored flower centre it has a thin red line.

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