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Dahlia ‘Jersey Beauty’

Dahlia 'Jersey Beauty'

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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 CharacteristicsLots of pink flowers; tall stature; vigorous.

CareFull-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.

PropagationTake 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.

ProblemsAphids, 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.

  • Genus : Dahlia
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 11, 9
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : High
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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