Decorative Dahlia
Dahlia 'Vancouver'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Vancouver
Hybridized by Van Wijk
Registered or introduced: 1999
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Section:

Decorative

Flower Size:

Giant - over 10 inches (250 mm) diameter

Bloom Color:

White

Purple, Wine, Violet

Pruning:

Do not disbud

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Danger:

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

Regional

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

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Arlington, Massachusetts

Manchester, New Hampshire

Denville, New Jersey

Southold, New York

Canton, Ohio

Cathan, Washington

Poulsbo, Washington

Menasha, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

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

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.