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PlantFiles: Cactus Dahlia
Dahlia 'Wyn's Dark Dancer'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Wyn's Dark Dancer

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Cactus (incurving)
Cactus (straight)

Flower Size:
Medium - 6 to 8 inches (150 to 200 mm) diameter

Bloom Color:
Purple, Wine, Violet


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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

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Seed Collecting:
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No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Poochella On Jan 3, 2010, Poochella from Issaquah, WA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Nice enough flower in a great color, but not enough of them to make my A+ dahlia score for cutflowers. Several of the tubers on this new one for 2009 came out of the ground with huge splits or hollowed out caverns from root end, toward neck. Only one of hundreds to do this. **Categorized as a cactus by Wynne's, an incurved cactus elsewhere and not on the ADS search list yet.
If the tubers survive, I will retry this in 2010.


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

Issaquah, Washington

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