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DAHLIA 'Emory Paul'
Dahlia, Emory Paul Dahlia, Informal Decorative Dahlia
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Few garden plants rival dahlias as everblooming bedding plants and cutflowers, and the giant, violet-fuchsia flowers of 'Emory Paul' illustrate this point perfectly! This slow-to-bloom hybrid was introduced in 1962. The volleyball-like, "dinner-plate" flowers - measuring no less than 10 inches (25 cm) across - are long-lasting and comprise numerous rows of pointed petals, creating an informal decorative class dahlia. Deeper burgundy-purple hues are seen in central petals and when the buds are first opening. Older, outermost flower petals often fade to rosy pink. 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. Its compound green foliage 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. Stake and tie the central stems of 'Emory Paul' to prevent wind or rains from toppling them before the large flower heads are present.
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
46"-54" / 116.8cm - 137.2cm
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Pink, Fuchsia, Rose, Violet
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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