Dahlia Dahlia 'Clearview Edie' (DblO)

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


Dahlia 'Clearview Edie' exhibits a stunning floral display with double blooms that feature a mix of colors. The petals are typically arranged in a dense, layered pattern, giving the bloom a full, almost spherical appearance. Each petal boasts a gradient of hues, blending from a deep color at the base to a lighter shade towards the tips, creating a stunning contrast that draws the eye. The foliage of Dahlia 'Clearview Edie' is lush and deep green, providing a perfect backdrop for the vivid flowers. This makes the plant particularly eye-catching in garden settings where its colorful blossoms can stand out against the surrounding greenery.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Dahlia, Garden Dahlia, Double-flowered Dahlia.

    • Common names

      Dahlia 'Clearview Edie' (DblO).

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Dahlias, including the Dahlia 'Clearview Edie', are not considered toxic to humans. There are no well-known toxic effects of dahlias on humans, meaning that ingesting parts of the plant typically does not lead to poisoning or serious health consequences. However, it's always advisable to avoid eating ornamental plants as a general safety precaution.

    • To pets

      Dahlias, like the Dahlia 'Clearview Edie', are generally considered non-toxic to pets as well. Ingesting parts of this plant is not expected to cause serious harm to cats, dogs, or other household pets. Nevertheless, it is still possible that a pet could have a mild stomach upset if it consumes parts of the plant, due to the unfamiliar plant material rather than specific toxicity. As with any non-food plant, it is best to prevent pets from eating dahlias to avoid any potential gastrointestinal discomfort.

  • 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

    • Ornamental Value: Dahlia 'Clearview Edie' provides vibrant colors and full double blooms, greatly enhancing the visual appeal of gardens and landscapes.
    • Pollinator Attraction: These dahlias attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects, supporting local ecosystems.
    • Long Blooming Season: They offer a long blooming period from mid-summer to fall, ensuring color in the garden for an extended time.
    • Cut Flower Use: These flowers are excellent for cutting and arranging, making them a favorite for bouquets and flower arrangements.
    • Versatility: Dahlias can be grown in a variety of soil types as long as they are well-drained, making them adaptable to different garden settings.

  • 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 Subjects: The striking appearance of dahlias makes them excellent subjects for photography, appealing to both professional photographers and hobbyists seeking to capture their intricate beauty.
    • Edible Decorations: Some dahlia varieties have edible petals which can be used as an unusual, colorful garnish for a wide range of dishes, making it a unique decorative food item.
    • Education and Research: Dahlias can be utilized in educational settings such as schools and botanical gardens to teach about plant biology, hybridization, and the importance of biodiversity.
    • Art and Craft Supplies: The petals of dahlias can be used in art projects, such as pressed flower crafts, providing a natural and vibrant element to the design.
    • Ecological Studies: Being a favorite of pollinators, dahlias can play a role in studies regarding the health of bee populations and as an indicator species in environmental research.
    • Color Dyes: Dahlias can provide natural dyes for fabrics or crafts, allowing for the creation of organic and eco-friendly pigments from their petals and stems.
    • Motifs in Design: Dahlia patterns can serve as inspiration for fashion designers, textile artists, and interior decorators in creating floral-themed artworks and designs.
    • Culinary Experiments: The edible varieties of dahlias can be explored as an ingredient in unique culinary experiments, notably in high-end cuisine or innovative baking, to add a floral note to dishes.
    • Therapeutic Horticulture: Gardening with dahlias can be a part of therapeutic horticulture programs designed to improve mental health through the act of nurturing and connecting with plants.
    • Festivals and Competitions: Dahlias, including 'Clearview Edie', can be the centerpiece of festivals and horticultural competitions, celebrating the diversity and beauty of this plant genus.

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 and Dignity: Dahlia 'Clearview Edie' is often associated with elegance and dignity due to its intricate, layered petals and sophisticated appearance.
    • Change and Variety: Dahlias come in many colors and forms, symbolizing diversity, change, and variety in life.
    • Commitment and Bond: Because dahlias are perennials that return year after year, they can symbolize a lasting commitment or an everlasting bond between individuals.
    • Creative Expression: The flamboyant blooms of the dahlia can represent personal uniqueness and the drive for creative expression.
    • Inner Strength: Dahlias are sturdy flowers that can thrive in challenging conditions, symbolizing inner strength and the ability to withstand pressure.

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

    Dahlias require a steady supply of moisture, so it's important to water them regularly, especially during dry periods. The plant should be watered deeply once to twice a week, providing about 1 to 2 inches of water each time which translates roughly to 0.5 to 1.5 gallons, depending on soil type and weather conditions. It's essential to water at the base of the plant to keep the foliage dry and prevent fungal diseases. During hot, dry spells, you may need to water more frequently. Always check the moisture level of the soil beforehand; it should be moist but not waterlogged.

  • sunLight

    Dahlias thrive best in a spot that receives full sun for at least 6 to 8 hours a day. This perennial flower prefers to be positioned where it can get abundant sunshine throughout the day to ensure healthy growth and ample blooms. Avoid planting in areas that are too shaded, as this can lead to poor flowering and increase the risk of disease.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Dahlias enjoy warm conditions and are best grown in temperatures between 60°F and 70°F. They are not frost-tolerant and should be planted after all danger of frost has passed in the spring. The minimum temperature for growing dahlias is typically around 50°F, while the maximum temperature they can tolerate is approximately 90°F, but they may require shade and extra water in very hot conditions.

  • scissorsPruning

    Dahlias should be pruned to encourage a more bushy plant, larger blooms, and to maintain their appearance. Pinching off the tips of the main stem when the plant is about a foot tall promotes branching. Remove faded flowers regularly to encourage continuous blooming throughout the season. Heavy pruning is not required, but cutting the plants back to the ground after the first frost, when the foliage has died back, is a common practice in preparation for winter.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Dahlias thrive in a well-draining soil mix with rich organic matter, preferring a pH range of 6.5 to 7.0. A mix of two parts garden soil, one part peat moss, and one part perlite or sand is ideal for 'Clearview Edie' to ensure proper drainage and aeration.

  • plantRepotting

    Dahlias, including 'Clearview Edie', generally do not need to be repotted often as they are typically grown as annuals. Tubers should be lifted and stored in a cool, dry place at the end of the growing season and can be replanted the following spring.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Dahlias like 'Clearview Edie' are not particularly humidity-sensitive but perform best in moderate ambient humidity. Avoid extremely high humidity to prevent rot and disease.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Grow in well-lit room and rotate for even growth.

    • Outdoor

      Full sun, rich soil, protect from strong winds.

    • Hardiness zone

      8-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life of Dahlia 'Clearview Edie' begins with seed germination, occurring in a warm and moist environment, before sprouting into a seedling with its first true leaves. Once established, the seedling grows into a juvenile plant, which develops a tuberous root system and a rosette of foliage. As the plant matures, it enters the vegetative growth stage, characterized by rapid foliage development and stem elongation. Following vegetative growth, the Dahlia 'Clearview Edie' enters the reproductive stage, forming buds that blossom into the characteristic double flowers, which can be a variety of colors. After the flowering period, if the flowers are pollinated, seeds form and mature, completing the sexual cycle. Meanwhile, the plant begins to die back as temperatures decrease in fall or winter, and the tubers enter a period of dormancy until favorable growing conditions return.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The most popular method of propagation for Dahlia 'Clearview Edie' is through division of tubers. This is typically done in early spring once the tubers have been stored over winter and begin to sprout new shoots. To divide the tubers, you should carefully separate them, ensuring that each section has at least one eye, or growth point. The cut surfaces can then be allowed to dry for a day or two to form a callus before planting. This helps to prevent rot when they are subsequently planted in well-drained soil. Plant them at a depth of about 6 inches (approximately 15 centimeters) and water them in to encourage new growth.