Dahlia 'Myrtle's Folly'

Dahlia 'Myrtle's Folly'

Photo/Illustration: 
Daryl Beyers
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(Dahlia 'Myrtle's Folly')
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Genus:  Dahlia
If you like the combination of peach and pink, you'll love 'Myrtle's Folly', whose narrow, twisted petals of deep pink and light orange  mature to reveal a yellow center. Perhaps too ungainly to use as a border plant, 'Myrtle's Folly' will provide a reliable supply of flowers that look perfect in a vase. -Alastair Gunn, Dahlias that deliver, Fine Gardening issue #121
Care:  Provide full sun, except in the South, where some shade is preferred, and well-drained soil. Pinching off the first flower bud promotes a bushier plant. Use strong stakes, placing the first one into the hole at planting time. Deadhead regularly.
Propagation:  Division in spring is preferred. Use a sharp knife to sever tubers ensuring that each division has at least one eye.
Problems:  Slugs, snails, rabbits, earwigs, aphids.

Overview

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

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