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
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, 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