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DAHLIA 'Gallery Bellini'

Image of Dahlia 'Gallery Bellini' (GALLERY SERIES) PP14162

Verwer Dahlias BV

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

DAHLIA 'Gallery Bellini'( GALLERY SERIES) PP14162

Plant Common Name

Dahlia, Decorative Dahlia, Gallery Bellini Dahlia

General Description

A tender, tuberous perennial, 'Gallery Bellini' is a compact, well-branched dahlia that produces lots of vivid, pink and buttery yellow flowers in the warm season. This hybrid has beautiful green foliage and a profusion of miniature, double (extra petals), formal-looking flowers with petals that are pink with creamy pale-yellow bases. Blooming occurs when temperatures are warm and remain above freezing. Grown as an annual, it begins blooming in midsummer and continues until a killing frost.

Like most dahlias, 'Gallery Bellini' prefers fertile, well-drained soil and full to partial sun. It also is happy in containers. Ideally, night temperatures should be comfortably cool, and days should be free of overbearing humidity. Ensure plants have good air circulation to forestall diseases that start on wet leaves. It is a good plant for bedding as well as containers and makes good cut flowers.

Lift and store tubers indoors in cold winter regions. I in hot and humid or tropical climates, plant tubers after the height of summer or the end of the wet season.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    8 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, 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"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    16"-20" / 40.6cm - 50.8cm

  • 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

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Light Yellow, Pink

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • 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, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No