Dahlia Dahlia 'Chatsworth Splendour' (Sin/dwb)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
dahlia 'Chatsworth Splendour'


Dahlia 'Chatsworth Splendour' is a stunning ornamental flowering plant known for its vibrant and showy blooms. It displays a breathtaking array of petals that create a lively spectacle of colors. The flowers themselves are large and impressive, featuring a combination of warm shades. They may exhibit hues of orange, red, and yellow, often blending seamlessly into one another and capturing onlookers' attention with their fiery palette. These blooms have a distinct form, with layers of petals that curve elegantly towards the stem, giving them a full and lush appearance. The plant produces sturdy stems that hold the flowers upright, showcasing them in all their glory. The foliage of the Dahlia 'Chatsworth Splendour' provides a complementary backdrop to the brilliant flowers. Leaves are typically green, with a shape that offers a pleasant visual texture and contrast to the softness of the flower petals. Overall, the Dahlia 'Chatsworth Splendour' exudes a sense of sophisticated beauty that is celebrated in gardens for the color and life it brings.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Dahlia, Garden Dahlia

    • Common names

      Dahlia 'Chatsworth Splendour'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Dahlias, including the variety 'Chatsworth Splendour', are not considered toxic to humans. They do not contain substances known to cause severe poisoning. However, as with any plant material, individual reactions can vary, and ingesting plant parts might cause mild stomach upset or an allergic reaction in some people.

    • To pets

      Dahlias, such as 'Chatsworth Splendour', are generally considered non-toxic to pets, including cats and dogs. They are not known to contain compounds that cause severe poisoning in pets. Nonetheless, ingestion of dahlias might result in mild gastrointestinal upset for some animals. If a pet ingests a significant amount of plant material, it is always advisable to monitor for any signs of distress and consult a veterinarian.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      4-5 feet (1.2-1.5 meters)

    • Spread

      2-3 feet (0.6-0.9 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Appeal: Dahlias like 'Chatsworth Splendour' are known for their stunning blossoms and vibrant colors that enhance the visual appeal of gardens and landscapes.
    • Extended Blooming Season: Dahlias bloom for a long period from midsummer until the first frost, providing consistent beauty and color.
    • Pollinator Attraction: These plants are attractive to pollinators such as bees and butterflies, which are important for the ecosystem.
    • Variety of Uses: Dahlias can be used in flower beds, borders, and as cut flowers for indoor decorations.
    • Easy Propagation: They can be propagated through division of tubers, allowing gardeners to expand their collection or share with others.
    • Strong Stems: They have sturdy stems that make them ideal for cut flowers, as they hold their shape and last well in arrangements.
    • Cultural Significance: Dahlias carry cultural importance in various societies and are used in celebrations and as symbols in different contexts.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Photography Prop: The visually striking blooms of the Dahlia can be used as a vibrant backdrop or subject in photography, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of portraits and still life images.
    • Fabric Dye: The petals of Dahlias can be used to create a natural fabric dye, offering various shades depending on the mordant used.
    • Edible Cake Decorations: The petals of organically grown Dahlias can be used as decorative and edible embellishments on cakes and pastries.
    • Floral Water: Petals can be steeped in water to create a subtly scented floral water for use in homemade cosmetics or aromatic spritzes.
    • Biodegradable Confetti: Dried Dahlias petals can serve as an eco-friendly alternative to plastic confetti at events.
    • Craft Supplies: The sturdy stems and colorful petals can be used in arts and crafts projects such as creating homemade wreaths or decorating picture frames.
    • Garden Mulch: After blooms fade, Dahlias can be chopped and used as mulch to enrich garden soil and suppress weeds.
    • Botanical Illustration: Given their complexity and beauty, Dahlias are a popular subject for botanical artists and illustrators.
    • Floral Arrangement Classes: Dahlias can be utilized in educational settings as part of floral design and arrangement courses, where students learn about the art of floristry.
    • Culinary Experiments: The edible variety of Dahlia tubers can be used in culinary experiments, exploring their use in dishes similar to the way one would use root vegetables.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The plant Dahlia is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The plant Dahlia is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Grace Under Pressure - The dahlia, especially one as grand as 'Chatsworth Splendour', often symbolizes composure and poise, reflecting the plant's ability to produce exquisite beauty in a variety of growing conditions.
    • Dignity - Dahlias are associated with dignity due to their stately blooms that stand out prominently in the garden.
    • Elegance - The sophisticated form of 'Chatsworth Splendour' dahlia suggests refinement and a classical beauty.
    • Creative Spirit - Dahlia flowers are known to represent creativity and innovation, inspired by the flower’s myriad of colors and patterns.
    • Change - Often regarded as symbols of change and transition, dahlias like the 'Chatsworth Splendour' remind us of the ever-changing nature of life.
    • Commitment and a Bond That Lasts Forever - Due to their ability to bloom for extended periods, dahlias can symbolize long-term commitment and a lasting bond.

Every 3-4 days
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every year
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Dahlias require even moisture and should be watered deeply two to three times a week, depending on weather conditions. It is important to avoid watering the foliage directly to prevent fungal diseases; instead, water at the base of the plant. For a Dahlia like 'Chatsworth Splendour', a good rule of thumb is about 1-2 gallons per week, ensuring the soil is moist but not waterlogged. During peak blooming season, they may need more frequent watering. Always check the top inch of the soil before watering; if it feels dry, it's time to water.

  • sunLight

    Dahlias thrive in full sun conditions, meaning they need at least six hours of direct sunlight daily to perform well. The best spot for a 'Chatsworth Splendour' Dahlia would be in a location where it receives unfiltered sunlight for most of the day, such as an open garden bed or a south-facing location without shade from trees or buildings. Partial shade is tolerable, especially in hot climates, but too little light can reduce blooming.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Dahlias like 'Chatsworth Splendour' prefer temperatures ranging from 60°F to 70°F for optimal growth. They can survive a minimum temperature of about 50°F but should not be exposed to frost, as it can kill the plant. Maximum temperatures should not exceed 90°F for an extended period, as high heat can stress the plant and inhibit flowering. Ideally, plant dahlias in a location where the temperature conditions can be maintained within this range.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune Dahlias like 'Chatsworth Splendour' to promote a bushier growth habit and more prolific blooming. Pinch out the growing tip after the plant has reached about 16 inches in height. Throughout the blooming season, deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage continued blooming. After the first frost, prune dahlias back to about 4-6 inches from the ground as they go dormant. Pruning should be done with clean, sharp tools to prevent disease.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Dahlias prefer a well-draining soil with rich organic matter, like a mix of loam, peat, and sand. Ideal soil pH ranges from 6.5 to 7.0 for 'Chatsworth Splendour.'

  • plantRepotting

    Dahlias generally require repotting every year as they start new growth from tubers. The 'Chatsworth Splendour' should be repotted in the spring.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Dahlias like 'Chatsworth Splendour' prefer moderate humidity levels, without the need for extra humidity adjustments.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright light, good airflow, and monitor watering.

    • Outdoor

      Full sun, well-draining soil, protect from heavy frosts.

    • Hardiness zone

      8-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life of Dahlia 'Chatsworth Splendour', commonly known as Dahlia, begins with a dormant tuber which, when planted in the spring after the last frost, sprouts and grows stems and leaves. The plant enters a vegetative growth phase where it develops a sturdy stem and lush foliage, drawing nutrients from the soil and undergoing photosynthesis. As it matures, the Dahlia produces buds that bloom into the signature vibrant and showy flowers during the summer and early fall. After the flowering phase, as temperatures drop, the plant's growth slows, and it enters a period of senescence; the aerial parts will eventually die back with the first frost. The tubers can then be dug up, cleaned, and stored in a cool, dry place over winter, representing a period of dormancy. With the return of warmer weather, the dormant tubers can be replanted, giving rise to new growth and completing the cyclical life process of the plant.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The most popular method of propagation for the Dahlia 'Chatsworth Splendour' is through division of tubers. This is typically done in the spring after the danger of frost has passed and the tubers have begun to sprout. Gardeners should carefully dig up the clumps of dahlia tubers and gently separate them, ensuring that each division has at least one eye or bud. Divisions should be planted in well-draining soil and spaced about 18 to 24 inches apart (approximately 45 to 60 centimeters). The planting depth should be about 6 to 8 inches deep (15 to 20 centimeters). Tubers can be pre-sprouted indoors by placing them in a shallow tray with moist potting mix to encourage earlier growth before transplanting them outside.