Decorative Dahlia
Dahlia 'Procyon'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Procyon
Hybridized by Maarse
Registered or introduced: 1963
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Section:

Decorative

Flower Size:

Small - 4 to 6 inches (100 to 150 mm) diameter

Bloom Color:

Yellow

Orange

Bicolor

Pruning:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Blue-Green

Veined

Other details:

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

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Flowers are good for cutting

Suitable for growing in containers

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:

La Jolla, California

Marshalltown, Iowa

Olathe, Kansas

Corvallis, Oregon

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Knoxville, Tennessee

Kalama, Washington

Lakewood, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 25, 2008, JimIowa from Marshalltown, IA wrote:

Beautiful Red and Gold (Go Cyclones!) colors, sometimes 2/3 of a flower is red, sometimes 2/3 of a flower is yellow, off of the same plant. Yields 20 to 30 flowers at a time, but requires staking. Produces heavy tubers - 10 to 20 viable per plant if they are started earily.

Positive

On Oct 10, 2004, langbr from Olathe, KS (Zone 6a) wrote:

Staking required for this cultivar as it grows 3-4 feet. Large 4-6" blooms a bright addition to the summer and early fall garden.