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DAHLIA (DELICIOUS™ MARMALADE)

Image of Dahlia 'Baldelmarm' (DELICIOUS™ MARMALADE, DELICIOUS™ SERIES) PP18474

James H. Schutte

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

DAHLIA 'Baldelmarm'( DELICIOUS™ MARMALADE, DELICIOUS™ SERIES) PP18474

Plant Common Name

Dahlia, Delicious™ Marmalade Dahlia

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

The decorative, semi-double to double (extra petal) blooms of Delicious™ Marmalade are a warm medium orange to red-orange. Once flowers open their widest, you can spot the central disk of yellow stamens. They appear on dwarf, upright bushy plants with medium green foliage. This free-blooming dahlia was introduced by the Ball Horticultural Company, the result of controlled breeding efforts in 2003 in The Netherlands.

This warm season herbaceous tender perennial grows from bulbous underground tubers and have rich green compound leaves with toothed margins. The colorful flowers appear continuously and are attractive to bees and butterflies. Remove the old buds from spent flowers to encourage continued flowering up until frost.

Dahlias prefer well-drained, fertile soil and full to partial sun. Ideally, night temperatures should be comfortably cool, and days should lack overbearing humidity. Most hybrids are propagated from divisions or root cuttings to preserve their unique characteristics. In colder regions, plant starts after the danger of frost has passed. In frost-free zones, they can be planted in fall (the end of the summer rainy season) for continuous winter color. Dahlias are cold sensitive and their tuberous roots should be lifted and overwintered in a cool, dry location indoors where not hardy.

This exceptional dahlia is ideal for containers and beds.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    8 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    10"-16" / 25.4cm - 40.6cm

  • Width

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Orange, Orange Red

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Semi-Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No