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PlantFiles: Decorative Dahlia
Dahlia 'Vancouver'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Vancouver
Hybridized by Van Wijk; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1999

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Flower Size:
Giant - over 10 inches (250 mm) diameter

Bloom Color:
Purple, Wine, Violet

Do not disbud

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

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

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:

Negative Myrtle3cats On Feb 2, 2014, Myrtle3cats from Haslett, MI wrote:

While the blossom is attractive and interesting, the stems are often twisted and bent and not suitable for cutting. The plants like to trail along the ground more than they like standing up which makes them a pain to grow as they need to be constantly tied up.

Positive bigcityal On Oct 28, 2006, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

This flower does seem to change color with the weather as the purple and whites can vary during the season. It is a large flower that gets a lot of attention.


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

Arlington, Massachusetts
Manchester, New Hampshire
Denville, New Jersey
Southold, New York
Canton, Ohio
Cathan, Washington
Poulsbo, Washington
Menasha, Wisconsin

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