Dahlia 'Jersey Beauty'

Dahlia 'Jersey Beauty'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Brown
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(Dahlia 'Jersey Beauty')
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Genus:  Dahlia
The 20th century's most celebrated dahlia is 'Jersey Beauty'. This towering, 4- to 6-foot-tall 1920s classic will produce so many lively, true-pink, classic dahlia flowers that you can cut all you want and still have a great garden display. This selection is exceptionally vigorous and beautiful.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Lots of pink flowers; tall stature; vigorous.
Care:  Full-sun and humus-rich, well-drained soil. Dahlias need fertilizing weekly during growth and the tall cultivars need staking. Pinch, remove branches and buds, and deadhead to increase and lengthen the flower display. Lift tubers in mid-autumn.
Propagation:  Take basal shoot cuttings from tubers in a greenhouse, or divide clumps into two or more pieces, each with a shoot, and plant out after danger of frost has passed.
Problems:  Aphids, stem borers, spider mites, caterpillars, earwigs, cucumber beetles, capsid bugs, flower thrips, planthoppers, slugs. Powdery mildew, impatiens necrotic spot, dahlia mosaic viruses, smut, fungal leaf spots, soft rots, crown gall, blossom blights (especially gray mold), and tomato spotted wilt virus.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
High
Characteristics
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower
Style
Cottage Garden,
Formal Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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