Dahlia – Dalina® Grande Merida

Garden Height
15 - 18
12 - 15
12 - 15
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
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Attracts: Butterflies

Drought Tolerant

Maintenance Notes
Easy care

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Landscape

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.8 - 1.2

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 50 - 60° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Early Spring through Fall Finish. Standard PPP.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 5-6
6" and Gallon Pot : 6-8
7-9" Pot : 8-10
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12

Pinching and Growth Regulators

Pinch one week after liner planting. Small pots may not require any pinching. Second pinch recommended for 8" and larger. B-9 will help control growth if needed.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes. Watch for thrips, white flies and aphids. Powdery Mildew can be problematic, treat as needed.

Grower Tips

A good 4 inch crop can be produced without spaciing. Colors up evenly among all varieties.

Dalina Midi are best in small pot sizes and we recommended 4 to 4.5 inch pots. Dalina Grande will work best in 6 inch or larger pots.

Dahlias are long day plants. Provide long days or night interruption lighting to induce blooming if finishing before the first of April.

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