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Figaro™ Mix Dahlia

Dahlia 'Figaro Mix'

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Figaro™ Mix Dahlia (Dahlia 'Figaro Mix') at Ron Paul Garden Centre

Figaro™ Mix Dahlia in bloom

Figaro™ Mix Dahlia in bloom

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Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Brand:  PanAmerican Seed

Description:

This amazing mixture produces double and semi-double blooms in shades of red, orange, creamy white, and yellow; wonderful along borders or in containers; not frost hardy

Ornamental Features

Figaro™ Mix Dahlia features showy red round flowers with yellow overtones and gold eyes at the ends of the stems from early summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its pointy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Figaro™ Mix Dahlia is an herbaceous annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Figaro™ Mix Dahlia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Figaro™ Mix Dahlia will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Although it's not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Figaro™ Mix Dahlia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features