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Dahlia 'Alauna Clair Obscur' (Dahlia 'Alauna Clair Obscur')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
1m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.6m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Dahlia 'Alauna Clair Obscur'

Other names: Dahlia 'Alauna Clair Obscur', Cactus dahlia 'Alauna Clair Obscur', Decorative dahlia 'Alauna Clair Obscur', Dahlia 'Clair Obscur', Dahlia 'Clair Obscure'

Genus: Dahlia Dahlia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Alauna Clair Obscur' _ 'Alauna Clair Obscur' is an upright, spreading, tuberous perennial with toothed, dark green, pinnate leaves and large, double, maroon flowers with white-tipped petals blooming from late summer to mid-autumn


Dahlia 'Alauna Clair Obscur' is: Deciduous

Flower: White, Maroon in Summer; Maroon, White in Autumn

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

Habit: Erect, Spreading, Upright

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Capsid bug , Caterpillars , Earwigs , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf-mining sawflies , Slugs Aphids , Capsid bug , Caterpillars , Earwigs , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf-mining sawflies , Slugs

Diseases: May also be susceptible to viruses and fungal rots.

Specific diseases: Grey mould , Powdery mildew Grey mould , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Deadhead to prolong flowering. Cut to near ground level in autumn.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Dahlia 'Alauna Clair Obscur' (Dahlia 'Alauna Clair Obscur') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.6m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging

Cultivation: Grow in a fertile, humus-rich well-drained soil in full sun. Pinch out growing tips to encourage bushy plants. Stake if required. Water freely in dry periods. Lift and store tubers in autumn.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)


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Botanical name: Dahlia 'Alauna Clair Obscur'

Other names: Dahlia 'Alauna Clair Obscur', Cactus dahlia 'Alauna Clair Obscur', Decorative dahlia 'Alauna Clair Obscur', Dahlia 'Clair Obscur', Dahlia 'Clair Obscure'

Genus: Dahlia Dahlia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Alauna Clair Obscur' _ 'Alauna Clair Obscur' is an upright, spreading, tuberous perennial with toothed, dark green, pinnate leaves and large, double, maroon flowers with white-tipped petals blooming from late summer to mid-autumn


Dahlia 'Alauna Clair Obscur' is: Deciduous

Flower: White, Maroon in Summer; Maroon, White in Autumn

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

Habit: Erect, Spreading, Upright

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Capsid bug , Caterpillars , Earwigs , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf-mining sawflies , Slugs

Diseases: May also be susceptible to viruses and fungal rots.

Specific diseases: Grey mould , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Deadhead to prolong flowering. Cut to near ground level in autumn.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Dahlia 'Alauna Clair Obscur' (Dahlia 'Alauna Clair Obscur') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.6m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging

Cultivation: Grow in a fertile, humus-rich well-drained soil in full sun. Pinch out growing tips to encourage bushy plants. Stake if required. Water freely in dry periods. Lift and store tubers in autumn.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)


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