Dahlia Ball grow and care – herbaceous geophyte of the genus Dahlia also known as Dahlia pompom or Pompom dahlia, Dahlia Ball is perennial deciduous plant that used as ornamental plant and also as cut flower, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, desert, temperate, tropics climate and grow in hardiness zone of 8-11, if the tubers take outside of the soil it can grow in the winter in hardiness zone of 2-7 and 12+.
Leaves color green the shape can be elliptic to lanceolate or deeply lobed the edge can be serrated, leaves organized in pinnate growth.
Flower color can be: red, magenta, purple, orange, peach, pink, purple, maroon, yellow or white, can be more than one color on the flower, flower multi petals, the petals oval and create concaving, the petals crowded and can be linked and merge together and create ball structure.
In cold area to take the bulb in the winter out of the ground, well drain soil,
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Tuber / Bulb
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? Yes in order to get specific cultivar
Difficulties or problems when growing: Rotten bulb, nitrogen cause problem with the flowers
Recommended planting season? Spring / in cold place mid spring
Pests and diseases: Aphids, snail, slugs
Pruning season: Winter
How to prune: In the end of the season in cold area to cut all the leaves and pull the bulb, in warm place just to cut the dead flowers and leaves
Size of the plant? 0.3-1.5 m, sometimes can be more
Growth speed in optimal condition: Medium growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full sun / Half shade
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? No
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Bloom season? Spring / Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower: Ball shape flower the color can be: red, magenta, purple, orange, peach, pink, purple, maroon, yellow or white, can be more than one color on the flower, flower multi petals, the petals oval and create concaving, the petals crowded and can be linked and merge together and create ball structure
Vegetative Reproduction Method: Bulbs
Preferred time for vegetative reproduction: Spring
Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction: 1-2 weeks
Treatment for vegetative reproduction: Same treatment as grown plant