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Dahlia 'Bednall Beauty' (Dahlia 'Bednall Beauty')

Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
0.6m
Max height
Ultimate spread
0.5m
Max spread
Time to maturity
1-2 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Dahlia 'Bednall Beauty'

Other names: Dahlia 'Bednall Beauty', Dwarf bedding dahlia 'Bednall Beauty'

Genus: Dahlia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Bednall Beauty' _ 'Bednall Beauty' is a compact, bushy, clump-forming, tuberous perennial with toothed, pinnate, bronze-purple leaves and, in summer and autumn, double, dark red flowers with yellow centres.


Dahlia 'Bednall Beauty' is: Deciduous

Flower: Dark-red in Summer; Dark-red in Autumn

Foliage: Purple, Bronze-tinted in Spring; Purple, Bronze-tinted in Summer; Bronze-tinted, Purple in Autumn

Habit: Bushy, Clump-forming, Compact, Upright

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

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 before lifting and storing tubers for winter.. REGISTER to read more...

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


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Dahlia 'Bednall Beauty' (Dahlia 'Bednall Beauty') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.5m 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. Stake if required. Water freely in dry periods. Lift and store tubers in autumn. Pinching out stem tips is usually not necessary with this cultivar.

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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