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Dahlia 'Carola' (Dahlia 'Carola')

Intermediate
skill rating
3 hours care
per year
0.4m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Dahlia 'Carola'

Other names

Dahlia 'Carola'

Genus

Dahlia 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

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

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

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

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

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Capsid bug , Caterpillars , Earwigs , Glasshouse red spider mite Aphids , Capsid bug , Caterpillars , Earwigs , Glasshouse red spider mite

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering


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Where to grow

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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Botanical name

Dahlia 'Carola'

Other names

Dahlia 'Carola'

Genus

Dahlia 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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Toxicity

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

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

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

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Capsid bug , Caterpillars , Earwigs , Glasshouse red spider mite

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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