Laciniated Dahlia, Fimbriated Dahlia
Dahlia 'Ambition'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Ambition
Hybridized by Ballego
Registered or introduced: 1967
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Section:

Fimbriated/Laciniated

Flower Size:

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

Bloom Color:

Purple, Wine, Violet

Pruning:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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)

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 3, 2006, Jnette from Northeast, WA (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is just a note to let you know that I am in zone 4/5 (bordering) and of course the dahlias cannot be left in the ground in the winter. I cannot dig the plants but I love them. Therefore, I plant them in large pots. In the winter I just take them out of the pot and treat them as I normally would.

Jeanette

Neutral

On Aug 31, 2002, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

In warmer climates you maybe able to leave the tubers in the ground with heavy mulch. But for me in Zone 6 I have to dig the tubers before first frost.Clean and let dry good.Pack in dry peat and store in cool dry place.