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DAHLIA 'Black Beauty'
Black Beauty Dahlia, Dahlia, Waterlily Dahlia
The dahlia 'Black Beauty' bears semi-double, dark maroon, yellow-eyed blossoms on compact, leafy, well-branched plants. It flowers in late summer and autumn from seed planted in spring.
Dahlias are frost-tender, summer-growing perennials that grow from bulbous underground tubers. Their rich green compound leaves have oval, toothed leaflets. The colorful flowers continue for many weeks and are attractive to bees and butterflies. Remove the spent flowers to encourage reblooming.
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, but 'Black Beauty' is usually started from seed. Seed sown in warm soil germinates in about a week. Plant out seedlings in spring after danger of frost has passed. Save the seeds or tubers in fall for replanting next spring. In frost-free tropical regions, dahlias may be planted in fall for continuous winter and early spring color.
12 - 1
9 - 11
H1, H2, 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
Full Sun, Partial Sun
18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
18"-26" / 45.7cm - 66.0cm
Summer, Fall, Winter
Yellow, Gold, Dark Red, Chocolate, Black
Green, Dark Green
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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