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Scarlet-Flowered Dahlia
Dahlia coccinea 'Softie'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Species: coccinea (kok-SIN-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Softie
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Section:

Decorative

Flower Size:

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

Bloom Color:

Yellow

Orange

Pink

Pruning:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Richmond, California

San Jose, California

Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.