Dinner Plate Dahlia, Dinnerplate Dahlia
Dahlia 'Lavender Perfection'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Lavender Perfection
Hybridized by Heath
Registered or introduced: 1951
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Section:

Decorative

Flower Size:

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

Bloom Color:

Lilac, Lavender, Mauve

Pruning:

Disbud

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

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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

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Flowers are good for drying and preserving

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

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

San Leandro, California

Pinellas Park, Florida

Thomson, Georgia

Columbus, Ohio

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Issaquah, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 14, 2012, Caladria from Greensburg, PA wrote:

I am not a professional dahlia grower. I am actually pretty much an amateur. I picked up a package of three tubers because I loved the color of the bloom on the package picture.

I planted them in very average soil, and immediately they began to grow with very little help from me. I kept them watered, but that was about it. Now two of the plants are climbing to 4 feet and have begun to bloom. They bloom VERY quickly. One or two days as opposed to the 4-5 days it took for the Thomas Edison dahlias to bloom. As the person below mentioned, they open all the way to the center where big, chubby bumble bees love to roll around.

I'm not picky. I do not mind the polleny center. These blooms are big, true to color, and beautiful. Besides wanting a LOT of spa... read more

Neutral

On Jan 3, 2010, Poochella from Issaquah, WA (Zone 7a) wrote:

Can be beautiful, but all the ones I had (big box store) blew their centers open early. Great stems and large, lovely blooms if you don't mind the glaring hole in the center.