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
Orange/Salmon Flower,
Pink Flower,
Yellow Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Cut Flower
Style
Cottage Garden,
Formal Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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