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Dahlia ‘Bashful’

Dahlia 'Bashful'

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‘Bashful’ is a reliable and prolific bloomer. The blooms (purplish petals surrounding a golden center) have a velvety feel that draws bees and butterflies. As dahlias go, ‘Bashful’ is not a tall plant, so it’s best to place it near the front of a bed. -Alastair Gunn, Dahlias that deliver, Fine Gardening issue #121

Noteworthy CharacteristicsDeep pink petals that fade to pale pink at the tips surround showy yellow stamens.

CareProvide 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. Deadhead regularly.

PropagationDivision in spring is preferred. Use a sharp knife to sever tubers ensuring that each division has at least one eye.

ProblemsSlugs, snails, rabbits, earwigs, aphids.

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

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