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Dahlia 'Carola' (Dahlia 'Carola')

Skill rating
Intermediate
skill rating
Maintenance level
3 hours care
per year
Ultimate height
0.4m
Max height
Ultimate spread
0.5m
Max spread
Time to maturity
1-2 years
To maturity
Toxic - All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested and may irriitate skin.
Low
Toxicity

Botanical name: Dahlia 'Carola'

Other names: Dahlia 'Carola'

Genus: Dahlia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Carola' _ 'Carola' is a dwarf dahlia with red, semi-cactus flowers with a pink centre, which blooms in autumn until the first frosts.


Dahlia 'Carola' is: Deciduous

Flower: Red, Flushed pink in Summer; Red, Flushed pink in Autumn

Foliage: Green in Summer

Habit: Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity: All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested and may irriitate skin.

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Capsid bug , Caterpillars , Earwigs , Glasshouse red spider mite

General care

Pruning: Deadhead to prolong flowering. REGISTER to read more...


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Dahlia 'Carola' (Dahlia 'Carola') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

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

Cultivation: Grow in a fertile, humus-rich well-drained soil in full sun.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

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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