Formal Decorative Dahlia
Dahlia 'Kidd's Climax'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Kidd's Climax
Hybridized by Kidd
Registered or introduced: 1940
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Section:

Decorative

Flower Size:

Large - 8 to 10 inches (200 to 250 mm) diameter

Bloom Color:

Yellow

Pink

Lilac, Lavender, Mauve

Pruning:

Disbud

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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

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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Clayton, California

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Springfield, Massachusetts

Englishtown, New Jersey

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Columbus, Ohio

Perrysburg, Ohio

Vancouver, Washington

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 20, 2014, eolivas103 from Las Cruces, NM (Zone 8a) wrote:

Ahh this is a very nice Dahlia! When you look at it, it appears to have backlighting. My picture is not very good at capturing the effects of the coloring but it is very unique and beautiful. Also stock is strong. We had heavy rains for quite a few days in a row and in comparison to some of my Dahlia's, this one did very well with staying upright. Planted Spring 2014, Bloomed 2014. Love this Dahlia!