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DAHLIA 'Gallery Rubens'

Image of Dahlia 'Gallery Rubens' (GALLERY SERIES)

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

DAHLIA 'Gallery Rubens'( GALLERY SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Dahlia, Decorative Dahlia, Gallery Rubens Dahlia

Special Notice

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General Description

Nothing beats dahlias as everblooming bedding plants and cut flowers, and the heavy-flowering ‘Gallery Rubens’ is no exception. This compact, well-branched dahlia has deep green foliage, and produces 4- to 5-inch (11 to 13 cm) formal decorative flowers. The double (extra petal rows) flowers are rosy pink with pale yellow petal bases. Central, young petals are deeper violet-rose colored and then mature to medium bumblegum pink. This hybrid was developed in The Netherlands for use as a potted plant.

This warm-season, herbaceous tender perennial grows from bulbous underground tubers and has a bushy habit. Its lush compound leaves are rich green with toothed margins. The colorful flowers appear continuously and are attractive to bees and butterflies. Remove the old buds from spent flowers to encourage continued and heavier flowering up until frost.

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 (after the rainy season) for continuous winter color. Dahlias are cold sensitive and their tuberous roots should be lifted and overwintered indoors in a cool dry location, where not hardy. They are unsurpassed as bedding or small container plants, and make nice cutflowers.

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

    20"-26" / 50.8cm - 66.0cm

  • Width

    22"-26" / 55.9cm - 66.0cm

  • 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

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Light Yellow, Pink, Rose, Lavender

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Multi-Color

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Double

  • 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