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DAHLIA 'Goldalia Scarlet'

Image of Dahlia 'Goldalia Scarlet' (GOLDALIA™ SERIES)

James H. Schutte

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

DAHLIA 'Goldalia Scarlet'( GOLDALIA™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Collarette Dahlia, Dahlia, Goldahlia Scarlet Dahlia

Special Notice

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General Description

The petite dahlia selection 'Goldalia Scarlet' is a tender perennial with a short, compact but well-branching habit, and red and light yellow flowers. Growing from tuberous roots, the beautiful green foliage is adorned with semi-doubled, collarette-form flowers when temperatures are warm and remain above freezing. The main petals are scarlet red, with a fringed inner circle of shorter light yellow petals surrounding a golden yellow center disc.

Dahlia excels in fertile, well-drained soil and full to partial sun. Ideally, night temperatures should be comfortably cool, and days should lack overbearing humidity. Summer's heavy rain downpours can give dahlia plants a beating. Ensure plants have good air circulation. Perfect to grow from tubers and excellent bedding or small container plants, they make outstanding cutflowers. Lift and store tubers indoors in cold winter regions, whereas in hot, humid tropical climates, more success with dahlias occurs if planted after the summer 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

    10"-14" / 25.4cm - 35.6cm

  • Width

    6"-10" / 15.2cm - 25.4cm

  • 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

    White, Yellow, Purple, Orange, Pink, Salmon, Lavender

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No