Semi Cactus Dahlia
Dahlia 'Firebird'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Firebird
Additional cultivar information:(aka Vuurvogel)
Hybridized by Groom
Registered or introduced: 1962
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Section:

Semi-Cactus

Flower Size:

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

Bloom Color:

Yellow

Orange

Pruning:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Foliage:

Blue-Green

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

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Cicero, Indiana

Barbourville, Kentucky

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Menasha, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 1, 2006, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

I am less than impressed with this flower, but will not give it a lesser rating because it did what it said it would do. The color and form were not as nice as I expected. I had Vuurvogel and don't believe it is the same as Firebird.

Positive

On Jul 12, 2005, 1gardengram from Fayetteville, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

This dahlia has been the easiest of all to grow. I never dig the tuber, and only feed it once in the spring with general timed-release food. It reaches 4 feet or more each summer in full sun and doesn't stop blooming until frost.