Dahlia
Dahlia variabilis 'Redskin'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Species: variabilis (var-ee-AH-bil-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Redskin
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Section:

Miscellaneous

Flower Size:

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

Bloom Color:

Yellow

Red, Dark Red

Pink

Lilac, Lavender, Mauve

Purple, Wine, Violet

Blends

Bicolor

Pruning:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Bronze-Green

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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)

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Danger:

All 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:

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Summerville, South Carolina

Salt Lake City, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jun 22, 2007, dicentra63 from West Valley City, UT (Zone 6b) wrote:

I bought these plants live in a six-pack from a local nursery. They thrived in the hot summer sun and produced blooms in various colors: red, yellow, peach, dark mauve, and pink.

The dark reddish foliage was also lush and interesting.

I did not bother to dig the bulbs in the fall, though, so I can't say how well they survive a second planting.