Key facts about XXL Veracruz dahlia
- 22-60 in (55-60 cm) tall, 35-26 in (64-66 cm) wide
- Part to full sun
The two-tone flowers on this mid-height dahlia would tie in well with white and violet colour schemes. Remove flowers as they fade to keep plants blooming throughout the season.—Beckie Fox, Garden Making
Bred by Dummen, the compact plants have large double blooms—their diameter is more common on taller varieties. The plants will perform well in a container, just make sure it’s at least 12 inches (30 cm) diameter. Dahlias make good cut flowers, too.
No. 8 of 15 New Plants for 2012
This is one of 15 new and noteworthy plants for 2012 showcased in the Garden Making feature garden at Canada Blooms 2012.
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New plants are tested for local growing conditions in trial gardens such as at the University of Guelph.