Formal Decorative Dahlia
Dahlia 'Barbarossa'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Barbarossa
Hybridized by Carlee
Registered or introduced: 1936
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Section:

Decorative

Flower Size:

Medium - 6 to 8 inches (150 to 200 mm) diameter

Bloom Color:

Red, Dark Red

Pruning:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

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)

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:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Roswell, Georgia

Brown City, Michigan

Ithaca, New York

Durham, North Carolina

Kermit, Texas

Issaquah, Washington

Menasha, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 14, 2009, natalie4b from Roswell, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

The most gorgeous Dahlia in my garden! Huge rich red blooms . Will plant more next year - absolutely love it!

Positive

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

A very red fully opening FD - ball shaped with big petals.

Positive

On Oct 25, 2004, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Deep red flowers, beautiful long lasting blooms. Mine generally reach about 7" - 9" across. I find mine do best when planted in containers (instead of directly in garden) in full sun with rich, loose, well drained soil. Give a spritz of liquid fertilizer once ever couple of weeks. Plant the bulbs at about 6" depth.

Absolutely beautiful, dependable dahlia that I've grown for the last 3 years. Since I'm in zone 5, I set the bulbs out in May (usually mid month). If frost is possible, cover tender vegetation on those nights with a cardboard box or remay cloth. Blooms generally appear by the end of June/ early July and continue until frost. When frost arrives, lift bulbs, cut off plant close to top of bulb, clean off with water and put in airy place to dry. I store mine ... read more