Dahlia Dahlia Dragon Ball = 'Vdtg31' (PBR) (Dark Angel Series) (Sin)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
dahlia [Dragon Ball]


Dahlia Dragon Ball, part of the Dark Angel Series, is an ornamental plant known for its striking flowers and foliage. The Dahlia Dragon Ball showcase vibrant, spherical blooms that draw immediate attention with their rich coloration. Each flower is composed of numerous petals that are elegantly arranged in a tight, ball-like formation. The petals display a gradient of hues, most often a fiery blend of reds, oranges, and yellows that can remind one of a dragon's mythical flames. The petals may also have a slight sheen to them, giving the flowers a lustrous appearance, especially when they catch the light. The stems of the Dahlia Dragon Ball are sturdy, providing excellent support for the showy flowers. The leaves are typically dark green, which contrasts beautifully against the vivid color of the blooms. The foliage sometimes takes on a burgundy or dark purple tinge, complementing the dark, sultry theme suggested by the series' name. This added depth in the leaf color enhances the dramatic effect of the plant’s overall display. Beyond its striking flowers, Dahlia Dragon Ball is appreciated for its long blooming season and its ability to add a splash of intense color to gardens or as part of cut-flower arrangements. With its dazzling appearance, it serves not only as an attractive specimen for garden enthusiasts but also as a magnet for pollinators like bees and butterflies, who are drawn to its blooms throughout the flowering period.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Dahlia 'Dragon Ball', Dark Angel Dahlia 'Dragon Ball'.

    • Common names

      Dahlia 'Dragon Ball' = 'Vdtg31' (PBR) (Dark Angel Series) (Sin).

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Dahlias are not considered toxic to humans. Therefore, ingestion of Dahlia Dragon Ball – a variety from the Dark Angel Series – is unlikely to cause serious symptoms or poisoning. Nonetheless, eating non-food plants is generally discouraged as they may cause mild stomach upset or an allergic reaction in sensitive individuals.

    • To pets

      Similarly, Dahlias are not known to be toxic to pets. If a pet ingests part of a Dahlia Dragon Ball plant, it is unlikely to result in significant poisoning. However, as with humans, consumption may lead to gastrointestinal upset, such as vomiting or diarrhea, especially if the pet eats a large amount. Always monitor your pet and consult with a veterinarian if any worrisome symptoms arise.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1 foot 6 inches (45 cm)

    • Spread

      1 foot (30 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Attractive blooms: Dahlia Dragon Ball produces vibrant and colourful flowers that can enhance the aesthetic appeal of any garden.
    • Long flowering period: This variety has a lengthy blooming season, providing a continuous display of flowers from early summer to the first frosts.
    • Attracts pollinators: The brightly colored blooms are attractive to bees and butterflies, encouraging pollinator diversity in the garden.
    • Easy to grow: Dahlias are known for being relatively easy to cultivate, making them suitable for gardeners of all experience levels.
    • Cut flowers: The blooms make excellent cut flowers for arrangements and can have a long vase life when properly cared for.
    • Variety in garden design: The Dahlias' striking appearance can serve as part of a mixed border or focal point in garden landscaping.
    • Resilient: The plant is quite hardy and resilient under the right conditions, withstanding occasional neglect.
    • Adaptable: It can grow in a variety of soil types, although it prefers well-drained, fertile soils.
    • Provides structure: With their bushy growth, Dahlias can add structure and form to garden beds and borders.

  • 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

    • Dried Dahlia Petals as Bookmarks: Press and dry petals from the Dahlia plant to create unique and colorful bookmarks.
    • Vegetable Dye Source: The petals of the Dahlia can be used to produce a variety of natural dyes for fabrics or crafts.
    • Photography Prop: With their vibrant colors and intricate structures, Dahlias like the Dragon Ball can enhance the composition of floral photography.
    • Artistic Inspiration: The intricate patterns and hues of the Dahlia petals can inspire designs in paintings, illustrations, and textile patterns.
    • Teaching Biology: The diverse structures of Dahlias, including the Dragon Ball variety, can be used as examples when teaching botany and plant morphology.
    • Eco-friendly Confetti: Dried petals of the Dahlia can be used as a biodegradable confetti option for celebrations.
    • Natural Potpourri: The petals and blooms can be dried and mixed with other botanicals to create fragrant potpourri.
    • Table Centerpieces: Dahlia flowers can be used to make stunning natural centerpieces for events and home decor.
    • Culinary Garnish: Though not widely known for culinary use, Dahlia petals can be used to garnish salads and desserts for an edible flower touch.
    • Craft Material: The sturdy structure of Dahlia flowers like Dragon Ball can be used in crafting, such as making paper flowers or floral-themed jewelry.

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

    • Grace under Pressure: The dahlia stands tall and blooms elegantly even in challenging conditions, symbolizing the ability to remain graceful even under pressure.
    • Diversity and Uniqueness: With its various forms and colors, the dahlia represents diversity and the uniqueness of each individual.
    • Involvement and Positive Change: As dahlias are often found highlighting any garden, they symbolize the idea of standing out and affecting change in a positive way.
    • Elegance and Dignity: The sophisticated structure of the dahlia blossom is akin to elegance and dignity, suggesting a sense of class and refinement.
    • Commitment and Bond That Lasts: Dahlias bloom for extended periods, symbolizing a long-lasting bond or commitment.
    • Creative Spirit: The wide range of colors and patterns in dahlias is associated with being open to new experiences and having a vibrant creative spirit.

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

    Dahlia Dragon Ball should be watered deeply once a week, providing about one to two gallons of water per plant, ensuring that the soil is moist but not waterlogged. It's important to avoid overhead watering to prevent fungal diseases. During hot spells, they may need watering twice a week. In cooler periods or rainy weather, reduce watering frequency to prevent root rot. Always adjust the watering schedule according to the weather conditions and soil moisture levels.

  • sunLight

    Dahlias prefer a spot that gets full sun for at least 6-8 hours a day. Dahlia Dragon Ball will thrive best when it receives direct sunlight, but in extremely hot climates, a little afternoon shade can help protect it from intense heat. Avoid placing it in areas that are heavily shaded, as this can lead to poor blooming and weak growth.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Dahlias grow best in temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. They can survive minimum temperatures down to about 20 degrees Fahrenheit but should be protected from frost. Dahlia Dragon Ball will not thrive in temperatures over 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and during extreme heat, they may require additional shade or water to keep cool.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning is essential for maintaining strong growth and encouraging more blooms in Dahlia Dragon Ball. Deadhead spent flowers regularly to promote continuous blooming throughout the season. Cut back stems to the nearest set of leaves. After the first frost in fall, prune the plants back and dig the tubers for storage if you live in a region with cold winters. The best time for major pruning is early spring, just as new growth appears.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Dahlias prefer a well-draining soil mix with a slight acidity to neutral pH, ranging from 6.5 to 7.0. A good mix would be one part garden soil, one part peat moss or coco coir, and one part perlite or vermiculite to ensure proper drainage and aeration.

  • plantRepotting

    Dahlias, like the Dahlia 'Dragon Ball', do not need frequent repotting and can be done every two to three years. They are usually repotted when they outgrow their current pot or when dividing tubers in the spring.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Dahlias thrive in moderate humidity levels, preferring conditions that mimic their native environments. Aim to maintain a humidity level between 40-60% for optimal growth and bloom.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright, indirect light with good air circulation.

    • Outdoor

      Full sun, sheltered spot, fertile, well-drained soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      8-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Dahlia Dragon Ball begins its life cycle as a tuber, planted after the last frost when the soil has warmed. It quickly sprouts stems and leaves, developing into a bushy plant. During the growing season, the plant produces distinctive dark foliage and numerous brightly colored flowers, which bloom from midsummer until the first autumn frost. Throughout this time, it requires adequate moisture, sunlight, and proper maintenance like deadheading to encourage continued blooming. As temperatures drop, the Dahlia enters a dormant phase, with foliage dying back after frost; tubers can be lifted and stored in a cool, frost-free place over winter. The cycle starts anew when tubers are replanted after the danger of frost has passed in the spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to Summer

    • Propogation: The Dahlia Dragon Ball, an ornamental cultivar from the Dark Angel Series, is usually propagated through division, which is the most popular and reliable method used for this plant. This process involves dividing the tuberous roots of the dahlia in late winter to early spring, just before new growth begins. Gardeners should look for tuber clumps that have at least one eye, or growth point, from which new stems will emerge. Using a sharp, clean knife, they can cut the clump into sections, making sure each section has at least one eye. The cuttings should then be allowed to dry for a day or two to form a callous over the cut surface, which helps prevent rot when planted. Once the cuttings are ready, they can be planted about 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters) deep in well-draining soil, being careful to position the eye facing upwards. This method allows for each divided section to develop into a new, independent plant resembling the parent in all its characteristics.