Cactus Dahlia
Dahlia 'Purple Gem'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Purple Gem
Hybridized by Kops
Registered or introduced: 1957
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Cactus (incurving)

Flower Size:

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

Bloom Color:

Lilac, Lavender, Mauve

Purple, Wine, Violet


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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)



Other details:

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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)


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:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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

Hoopa, California

Roswell, New Mexico

Nineveh, New York

Troy, New York

Columbus, Ohio

Knoxville, Tennessee

Bellevue, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.