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DAHLIA 'Gallery Cobra'

Image of Dahlia 'Gallery Cobra' (GALLERY SERIES) PP12286

Verwer Dahlias BV

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

DAHLIA 'Gallery Cobra'( GALLERY SERIES) PP12286

Plant Common Name

Dahlia, Decorative Dahlia, Gallery Cobra Dahlia

General Description

A tender, tuberous perennial, 'Gallery Cobra' has a compact, well-branched habit and produces lots of semi-double (extra petals) orange flowers in the warm season. This hybrid has beautiful, dark-green leaves and miniature, formal-looking flowers, with petals that are orange-red on their underside. Blooming occurs when temperatures are warm and remain above freezing. Where grown as an annul, it starts to flower in midsummer and continues until a killing frost.

Like all dahlias, 'Gallery Cobra' prefers fertile, well-drained soil and full to partial sun. Ideally, night temperatures should be comfortably cool, and days should have no overbearing humidity. Ensure plants have good air circulation to forestall diseases that start on wet leaves. It is a good bedding plant, a good container plant and good for cut flowers. Lift and store tubers indoors in cold winter regions. In hot, 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

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • 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

    Orange, Orange Red

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark 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