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DAHLIA 'Unwin's Mix'

Image of Dahlia 'Unwin's Mix' (UNWIN SERIES)

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

DAHLIA 'Unwin's Mix'( UNWIN SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Dahlia, Unwin's Mixed Dahlias

Special Notice

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General Description

Unwin Series dahlias are bedding type dahlias with a vigorous, dwarf habit. The beautiful green foliage is adorned with showy bronze, salmon, apricot, orange, scarlet, crimson, yellow and lavender semi-double flowers when temperatures are warm and remain above freezing. Petals surround a small golden yellow center disc.

Often sold in seed form, 'Unwin Mix' can be started early indoors in very early spring and transplanted out later. They will flower during the latter part of the first season after sowing.

Dahlia prefers 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. 'Unwin's Mix' is perfect to grow from tubers and are excellent bedding or container plants and make nice 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

    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

    16"-24" / 40.6cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    16"-20" / 40.6cm - 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

    White, Yellow, Red, Purple, Orange, 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

  • Flower Petal Number

    Semi-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, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes