Dahlia 'Classic Poème' Dahlia 'Classic Poème' (PBR) (Misc)

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


'Classic Poème' is a cultivar to around 1m in height. It bears coral pink, semi-double blooms with a dark eye above bronze foliage

Plant Info
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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms

      Dahlia, Garden Dahlia

    • Common names

      Dahlia 'Classic Poème' (PBR)

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      4 feet (1.22 meters)

    • Spread

      2 feet (0.61 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: Dahlia 'Classic Poème' adds vibrant colors and dramatic beauty to gardens and landscapes with its eye-catching blooms.
    • Variety of Uses: Suitable for borders, cutting gardens, or containers, this dahlia is versatile in its placement and use in various garden designs.
    • Long Blooming Season: It typically has a lengthy flowering period from midsummer until the first frosts, providing long-lasting garden interest.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The blooms attract butterflies and other beneficial pollinators, which are essential for a healthy and vibrant ecosystem.
    • Easy to Grow: Dahlias are known for being relatively easy to grow and maintain, making them suitable for gardeners of all skill levels.
    • Cut Flowers: The flowers of Dahlia 'Classic Poème' make excellent cut flowers for bouquets and floral arrangements with their long vase life.
    • Propagating Potential: Tubers can be divided in the spring to create new plants, making it easy to expand your collection or share with fellow gardeners.

  • 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

    • The tubers of dahlias can be used to make a natural dye for fabrics, imparting subtle earthy tones to the materials.
    • Nectar from dahlia flowers can be a food source for insects, especially bees and butterflies, which can aid in pollinator garden design.
    • Dahlia petals are edible and can be used to garnish salads, cakes, and other desserts, providing a colorful and slightly spicy touch.
    • Dahlias can be used in art classes for botanical drawing exercises due to their complex and varied flower structures.
    • The hollow stems of dahlias can sometimes be used in creative crafts for children, such as making natural straws or simple plant-based musical instruments.
    • By planting dahlias in a sequence, one can create a natural calendar as different varieties bloom at different times, showcasing the passage of seasons.
    • Dried dahlia flowers can be used in potpourri mixes to add a unique shape and retain some of their vibrant color even after drying.
    • Landscape architects can use dahlias as a way to trial new garden designs and color schemes due to their wide range of colors and forms.
    • Floral waste, such as spent dahlia flowers and leaves, can be used in compost heaps to enhance soil quality by returning nutrients to the earth.
    • Dahlia's strong stems can be used in creative eco-friendly packaging solutions, such as natural cushioning or tying material.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Dahlia is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Dahlia is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Elegance: Dahlias like 'Classic Poème' are known for their sophisticated and intricate blooms, representing a refined and graceful quality.
    • Dignity: The stature and composure of the dahlia plant often symbolize dignity and the ability to stand strong with poise.
    • Change and Variety: With the wide range of colors and forms the dahlia exhibits, it is often associated with change and diversity, signifying an embrace of multiple perspectives.
    • Commitment and Bond: Dahlias are also seen as symbols of commitment and an everlasting bond, making them a choice flower for expressing enduring loyalty.
    • Creativity: The vivacity and vibrant patterns of dahlias can represent creative thinking and inspiration, often encouraging artistic endeavors.

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

    Dahlias require a consistent watering schedule to thrive, especially during the growing season. For Dahlia 'Classic Poème', you should water the plant two to three times a week, making sure to soak the soil thoroughly. Aim to provide about 1 to 2 gallons per week, depending on weather conditions; more if it's very hot, and less if there's been substantial rainfall. Always water at the base of the plant to keep the foliage dry and prevent fungal diseases. During the dormant season, typically in winter, reduce watering significantly to prevent bulb rot.

  • sunLight

    Dahlias prefer full sun to bloom well, so place Dahlia 'Classic Poème' in a location where it will receive at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight each day. A spot that provides morning sunlight and some afternoon shade can be beneficial in very hot climates to prevent the flowers and foliage from scorching. Avoid too much shade, as it can result in fewer blooms and leggy plants.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The ideal temperature range for growing a dahlia like 'Classic Poème' is between 60°F and 70°F. Dahlias are sensitive to cold temperatures and should not be subjected to temperatures below 50°F as it can damage the plant. They can tolerate up to about 90°F, but it's crucial to provide them with enough water during hot weather to keep the tubers cool.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning dahlias, including the 'Classic Poème', is important to promote robust growth and bountiful blooms. Pinch back the main stem when the plant is about 16 inches tall to encourage branching. Deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage further blooming. The best time to prune is during active growth season and when dead flowers or excess foliage can be removed to improve plant appearance and health.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Dahlias prefer a well-draining soil mix with fertile loam or sandy soil enriched with organic matter such as compost or aged manure. The best pH range for Dahlias is slightly acidic to neutral, between 6.5 and 7.0. Regular fertilization during the growing season will help ensure robust blooms.

  • plantRepotting

    Dahlias generally need to be repotted every year, especially if grown in pots, as they form tubers that can outgrow their space. The best time to repot is in the spring when the danger of frost has passed and before new growth starts.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Dahlias thrive best in moderate humidity conditions but are relatively adaptable. They do not require a high humidity environment and can tolerate the drier air, making them suitable for outdoor garden environments where the humidity level is not controlled.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright, indirect light and rotate for even growth.

    • Outdoor

      Full sun, well-draining soil, protect from high winds.

  • circleLife cycle

    Dahlia 'Classic Poème' begins its life as a tuber, planted in the spring after the last frosts have passed. It quickly sprouts stems and leaves as the soil warms, utilizing stored energy in the tuber. The plant then enters a vegetative growth stage, during which its foliage expands and it develops a robust root system. Following this, it enters the blooming stage in early to mid-summer, producing its first flowers, which continue to appear until the first frosts of autumn. After blooming, as temperatures drop, the plant's above-ground growth starts to die back and it enters dormancy; the tubers remain underground where they survive the winter. With the return of warmer weather the following spring, the cycle begins anew as the tubers send up fresh growth.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to Summer

    • The Dahlia 'Classic Poème' can be propagated by dividing the tubers of a mature plant, which is the most popular method for propagating dahlias. This should be done in the spring after the last frost when the soil is warm, usually when the temperatures consistently stay above 60°F (about 15-16°C). The tubers should be carefully dug up and gently separated, making sure that each division has at least one eye, or growth point. The cut surfaces are often allowed to dry for a day before replanting to prevent rot. Divisions can then be planted directly into the garden, spaced about 18 to 24 inches apart (around 45-60 cm), and with the eyes facing upwards, at a depth of about 6 to 8 inches (15-20 cm). This method allows the plant to continue its growth cycle and produce flowers identical to the parent plant during the growing season.