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Dahlia ‘Hissy Fitz’

Dahlia 'Hissy Fitz'

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‘Hissy Fitz’ isn’t a fussy plant, in spite of its amusing name. Its prolific and strong clear yellow blossoms  look like pompoms, thanks to the small incisions at the tip of each petal. Of medium height, ‘Hissy Fitz’ is a sturdy grower and not hard to stake. It’s a fine addition to the sunny border. -Alastair Gunn, Dahlias that deliver, Fine Gardening issue #121

Noteworthy CharacteristicsPale yellow, pom-pom flowers that reach 4 to 6 inches wide.

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. Use strong stakes, placing the first one into the hole at planting time. 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
  • Zones : 10, 11, 9
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Summer, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow

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