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DAHLIA 'Gallery Leonardo'

Image of Dahlia 'Gallery Leonardo' (GALLERY SERIES) PP10498

Verwer Dahlias BV

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

DAHLIA 'Gallery Leonardo'( GALLERY SERIES) PP10498

Plant Common Name

Dahlia, Decorative Dahlia, Gallery Leonardo Dahlia

General Description

A tender, tuberous perennial, 'Gallery Leonardo' is compact, well-branched and produces lots of salmon-peach flowers in the warm season. This hybrid dahlia has beautiful deep-green leaves and miniature, semi-double (extra petals), formal-looking, salmon-peach flowers with a yellow-green central eye that may or may not be fully exposed. Blooming occurs when temperatures are warm and remain above freezing. Grown as an annual, it starts flowering in midsummer and continues until a killing frost.

Like all dahlias, 'Gallery Leonardo' 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 plant for bedding, containers, and cut flowers. Lift and store tubers indoors in cold winter regions. In hot, humid or tropical climates, plant the 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

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    14"-20" / 35.6cm - 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

    Salmon, Peach

  • 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