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Dahlightful® Crushed Crimson Dahlia variabilis

  • Hardy Zones
    • 8 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 24 - 30 Inches
Proven Winners
Dahlightful® Crushed Crimson Dahlia variabilis
Sun 24 - 30

Features

FANCY, yet UNFUSSY.

Deep purple to black foliage with semi-double deep, velvety crimson flowers.

Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Foliage Interest
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Attracts: 
Butterflies

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
24 - 30 Inches
Spacing: 
12 - 16 Inches
Spread: 
20 - 24 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Red
Flower Shade: 
Burgundy crimson
Foliage Colors: 
Black
Foliage Shade: 
Purple black
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Planting To Frost
Hardiness Zones: 
8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: 

Great in landscape and containers

Maintenance Notes: 

These dahlias were bred to not form tubers, which improves their earliness to perform and container performance.  However, if you do find tubers, they can be stored for replanting in the spring. To dig and store tubers follow these directions. First, allow frost to kill the top of the plant then cut back the stems and dig the tubers. Wash off any soil and then allow the tubers to dry. Wrap dry tubers in newspapers or pack them in peat moss. Label each tuber or group of tubers so you know what they are come spring. Store tubers in a dark, cool (35 to 45 F) place. Do not allow tubers to freeze. Deadheading will encourage additional blooming.

 

Dahlightful® Crushed Crimson Dahlia variabilis 'G14402DAHL' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
  • So beautiful! It looked great in my planters and I had many flowers!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Jennifer Winship
    Vernon
    British Columbia
    Canada
    17 weeks ago
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