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PlantFiles: Miniature Decorative Dahlia
Dahlia 'Little Tiger'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Little Tiger

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Flower Size:
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Bloom Color:
Red, Dark Red

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral punaheledp On Jul 9, 2004, punaheledp from Kailua, HI (Zone 11) wrote:

of all the dahlias, this looks most similar to the 2 bedding plants I picked up labeled "figaro mix" (H 15"). Same type of different cultivar? 1st time I've tried dahlias. after 1st night I found every slug in the vacinity crawling all over them. I have some problem with slugs, but I've never seen them go after anything like the dahlias. does anybody know if these are a slug magnet? I repotted for now, and they struggle daily for survival. (zone 11)

Neutral Baa On Oct 19, 2002, Baa wrote:

A small growing cultivar Dahlia suitable for containers and the mid to front part of the summer borders. Blooms it's little heads off.

Loves a moist but well drained, fertile soil in full sun to light shade.

Not hardy in frost prone regions and will need lifting and storing after the first frosts have blackened the foliage. Cut off the foliage and store upside down to allow the tubers to drain. Store right side up in a dry, dark, cool but frost free place in sawdust or dryish peat. A few weeks before the last frost date bring into a light area indoors and plant out after the last frost. Some people find a dusting of sulphur powder or other fungicidal treatment beneficial during storage.


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

Stone Mountain, Georgia

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