Formal Decorative Dahlia 'Black Satin'

Dahlia

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Satin
Hybridized by Swan Island Dahlias
Registered or introduced: 1995
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Section:

Decorative

Flower Size:

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

Bloom Color:

Red, Dark Red

Pruning:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth

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)

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Can be grown as an annual

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Easton, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 11, 2017, stewardess from Easton, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Black Satin is my absolute favorite dahlia for cutting and displaying in arrangements. It maintains the tight cluster of petals for over a week, and even as it opens, it appears fresh and vibrant. The bush is tall - over 6', but it is worth the space it requires, as it provides a constant profusion of blooms. The blooms are perched atop lengthy, sturdy stems. Easy to cut, and holds up well to wind.

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