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DAHLIA 'Classic Poème'
Classic Poème Dahlia, Dahlia, Peony-flowered Dahlia
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Dahlias are nearly unrivaled as everblooming bedding plants or cut flowers. The dark foliage and the blooms of 'Classic Poème' - which look painted - are certainly beautiful. This hybrid produces semi-double, peony-like flowers with a gold and brown center. The petal bases are bright yellow, but blush to orange-salmon with hints of lavender closer to their outer edges. Multiple rows of the oval petals create the 5-inch (12 cm) flowers that lasts a long time. Remove the spent flowers to encourage continued flower production up until frost. The dahlia is a herbaceous, warm-season, tender perennial with bulbous underground tubers. The compound deep bronze-brown foliage of 'Classic Poème' is made of oval and pointed leaflets with toothed margins.
Dahlias prefer well-drained, fertile soil and full to partial sun. The most beautiful flowers occur when nights are comfortably cool and days warm and sunny. Hybrid dahlias are often grown from divisions of tuberous roots and cuttings to preserve their unique characteristics. Dahlias are cold sensitive and their tuberous roots should be lifted and overwintered in cool dry locations where winters are harsh. In hot, humid subtropical regions the dahlia is best grown in the late fall and winter with the start of the dry season. In windy garden locations, stake the central stems of this dahlia to prevent toppling.
12 - 1
8 - 11
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
Bulb or Corm or Tuber
Full Sun, Partial Sun
32"-40" / 81.3cm - 101.6cm
20"-28" / 50.8cm - 71.1cm
Yellow, Orange, Salmon, Lavender
Chocolate, Burgundy, Bronze
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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