Dahlia 'Jersey Beauty' Dahlia 'Jersey Beauty' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Brown 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 (Dahlia 'Jersey Beauty') DAL-ee-ah 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 Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower Style Cottage Garden, Formal Garden Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Type Perennials Related Plants to Dahlia 'Jersey Beauty' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Dahlia 'Kidd's Climax' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Dahlia 'Kaiser Wilhelm' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Stonecrop Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Dahlia 'Figaro' View the discussion thread.