Fimbriated-Laciniated, Stag Dahlia, Dinner Plate Dahlia 'Show 'n' Tell'

Dahlia

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Show 'n' Tell
Hybridized by Almand
Registered or introduced: 1985
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Section:

Fimbriated/Laciniated

Semi-Cactus

Flower Size:

Giant - over 10 inches (250 mm) diameter

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

Bloom Color:

Yellow

Red, Dark Red

Bicolor

Pruning:

Disbud

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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 herbaceous stem cuttings

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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:

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San Francisco, California

Stanford, California

Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Grants Pass, Oregon

Lake Forest Park, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 20, 2017, lancer23 from San Francisco, CA wrote:

If you like red dahlias you will like this one. It looks like its on fire! Wow the size is huge, not as big as Emory Paul but come close if you feed it. The in-curving didn't start until the later part of bloom stage but this flower last a very long time on the plant less so in the vase because of the giant size. Its a prolific flower producer if you keep cutting the bloom. If you leave the bloom on the plant it will work less hard. A very tall and sturdy plant, I didn't stake it and I live in a windy area.

Positive

On Mar 31, 2014, DesignerDonna from Norwood, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Show 'n Tell, classified a laciniated dahlia in the U.S. (fimbriated in Europe), is a late bloomer here in zone 6a. If we have a long growing season, it will bloom nicely, but not prolifically.

If you can wait for a bloom and it is grown properly, the flower is simply gorgeous.

Positive

On Jul 14, 2005, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Just spectacular A size A flower - 8-10" even smaller blooms are smashing. - a massive grower even with the stems over 1 inch in diameter it needs to be staked. It blooms at 7 feet tall in zone 9 in mid-July through September (although it is supposed to be only 5 feet tall). I don't disbud mine because I'm not looking for size with this one. Treat with fungicide toward the end of the summer because it becomes prone to mildew in late August. Leaves are huge. Put one of these in a vase and they last at least a week. You can pick them fairly closed and still have them open indoors. Everyone will be bowled over.

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