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DAHLIA 'Carolina Burgundy'

Image of Dahlia 'Carolina Burgundy' (DAHLINOVA® SERIES) PP13635

Mark A. Miller

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

DAHLIA 'Carolina Burgundy'( DAHLINOVA® SERIES) PP13635

Plant Common Name

Carolina Burgundy Dahlia, Dahlia

Special Notice

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General Description

A tuberous perennial from the Dahlinova® series of dahlias, 'Carolina Burgundy' develops into a compact, freely branching, upright mounding plant. It's prized for its semi-double (extra petal) flowers with violet-magenta petals surrounding a central yellow tuft of stamens. This hybrid was developed by plant breeders in The Netherlands in 1997, as a random mutation off of another dahlia cultivar named 'Ruicaro'.

Few plants rival dahlias as everblooming bedding plants and cut flowers. These herbaceous, warm-season, tender perennials have bulbous underground tubers. Their green foliage is compound and lush. It is good to remove the spent flowers to encourage continued flower bud production up until a killing frost.

Dahlias grow best in a well-drained, fertile soil and full to partial sun. Cultivars are often grown from divisions and cuttings to preserve their unique characteristics. However, dahlias in the Dahlinova® Series may be grown from seeds. In colder regions, sow seeds after the danger of frost has passed in spring, or in the fall (or end of the summer tropical rainy season) in frost-free zones. Dahlias are cold sensitive and their tuberous roots should be lifted and overwintered indoors in a cool, dry location in regions with harsh winters.

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

    12"-16" / 30.5cm - 40.6cm

  • Width

    14"-18" / 35.6cm - 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

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Magenta, Violet

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Double, Semi-Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Edging, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No