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DAHLIA 'Melody Allegro'

Image of Dahlia 'Melody Allegro' (MELODY SERIES) PP16799

Ednie Flower Bulb, Inc.

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

DAHLIA 'Melody Allegro'( MELODY SERIES) PP16799

Plant Common Name

Dahlia, Formal Decorative Dahlia, Melody Allegro Dahlia

Special Notice

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General Description

The pretty dahlias in this series are vigorous, compact and well-branched. Their beautiful green foliage creates a pleasing backdrop for the colorful semi-double or double flowers that bloom continuously when conditions are favorable. The petals surround a small beige or golden yellow center that may or may not be fully visible.

Nothing beats dahlias as everblooming warm season bedding plants and cut flowers. These herbaceous warm season tender perennials have bulbous underground tubers. Their green foliage is compound and lush. The blooms are bright and long-lasting. These dahlias produce many medium-sized flowers all season. Colors include orange, red, violet, white and yellow. It is good to remove the old buds from spent flowers to encourage continued flowering.

Dahlias prefer well-drained, fertile soil and full to partial sun. Cultivars are often grown from divisions and cuttings to preserve their unique characteristics; however dahlias in the Melody Series are seed grown. In colder regions, plant starts after the danger of frost has passed. In frost free zones, they can be planted in fall for continuous winter color. Dahlias are cold sensitive and their tuberous roots should be lifted and overwintered in cool dry locations where not hardy. They look best in containers and as bedding plants when days are sunny and warm and the nights are comfortably cool.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 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

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    20"-28" / 50.8cm - 71.1cm

  • Width

    20"-24" / 50.8cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer, Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin, Mexico, Central America

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

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

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    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

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

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

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No