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Dahlightful® Sultry Scarlet Dahlia variabilis

  • Hardy Zones
    • 8 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 20 - 30 Inches
Proven Winners
Dahlightful® Sultry Scarlet Dahlia variabilis
Sun 20 - 30

Features

Do you BELIEVE in LOVE at first sight?

Deep green to purple foliage with double scarlet colored flowers.

Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Foliage Interest
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Attracts: 
Butterflies

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
20 - 30 Inches
Spacing: 
12 - 16 Inches
Spread: 
20 - 24 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Red
Flower Shade: 
Scarlet
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Colors: 
Purple
Foliage Shade: 
Dark Green to Dark Purple
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Planting To Frost
Hardiness Zones: 
8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Great in landscape and large containers.

Maintenance Notes: 

These dahlias were bred to not form tubers, which improves their earliness to perform and container performance.  However, if you do find tubers, they can be stored for replanting in the spring.  To dig and store tubers follow these directions. First, allow frost to kill the top of the plant then cut back the stems and dig the tubers. Wash off any soil and then allow the tubers to dry. Wrap dry tubers in newspapers or pack them in peat moss. Label each tuber or group of tubers so you know what they are come spring. Store tubers in a dark, cool (35 to 45 F) place. Do not allow tubers to freeze. Deadheading will encourage additional blooming.

The seductive pairing of deep dark foliage and sunset red, semi-double blooms is hard to resist inDahlightful Sultry Scarlet. Unlike some Dahlias, the Dahlightful series keeps on producing flowers from early through late in the season so you’ll have color longer in the garden. Standing 20-30” tall, they make fantastic thrillers in combination containers and also look great planted en masse in the landscape.

Dahlightful® Sultry Scarlet Dahlia variabilis 'G13525' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
  • I planted one each of these(4inch pot) into medium size wide mouth urns ,flowering was so so but the foliage more than made up for the lack of sunset colored flowers that I had .....I will be using these in the ground next year.
    Thank,
    Alana Farris

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Alana Farris
    Columbus
    Indiana
    United States
    1 year ago
  • I planted this a month ago and so far I'm disappointed. It has one small flower and overall the plant is only a few inches tall. Not what I would call a "thriller" by any means. It has all the right growing conditions so I'll give it a little more time to see if it improves before finding a replacement for it.

    Unsatisfied Did not survive, inferior performance or did not bloom well - won't grow again.
    Debbie Chiet
    Naperville
    Illinois
    United States
    1 year ago
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