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DAHLIA 'Ellen Huston'
Dahlia, Ellen Huston Dahlia, Informal Decorative Dahlia
The small, fully double blooms of 'Ellen Huston' are orange to orange red and long-lasting. They rise from a tall clump of bronze-burgundy foliage creating an appealing color contrast. These flowers are long-stemmed, vibrant and ideal for cutting.
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 heavier flowering.
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 for continuous winter color. Dahlias are cold sensitive and their tuberous roots should be lifted and overwintered in a cool dry location, where not hardy.
Tall dahlias are unsurpassed for cutting but can take a real beating in heavy rain and high wind. It’s best to stake them to support both the plants and blooms.
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
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Spring, Summer, Fall
Bedding Plant, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Tropical
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