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PlantFiles: Semi Cactus Dahlia
Dahlia 'Firebird'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Firebird
Additional cultivar information: (aka Vuurvogel)

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Section:
Semi-Cactus

Flower Size:
Small - 4 to 6 inches (100 to 150 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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive bigcityal 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 1gardengram 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.

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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