Dahlia Dahlia 'Figurine' (WL)

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


The Dahlia 'Figurine' (WL) boasts a stunning display of intricate flowers that capture the attention of any onlooker. This plant is adorned with petals that come in a glamorous blend of soft pastel hues, alternating between shades of pink and creamy yellows, creating a delicate and sophisticated appearance. Each petal is arranged in a precise, overlapping pattern that resembles the spokes of a wheel or a sculptural art piece. The blossoms of the Dahlia 'Figurine' unfurl in a large, showy formation, inviting admiration for their size and form which can be classified as a Waterlily type, denoted by the WL in its name. This type of dahlia is characterized by its broad, flat petals that curve upwards slightly at the edges, giving the bloom a gentle, cupped effect reminiscent of the tranquil serenity of a water lily floating on a pond. The petals themselves have a velvety texture that seems to capture and play with the light, highlighting the depth and intricacy of their coloring. This luxurious texture, combined with their pastel palette, makes the flowers of Dahlia 'Figurine' a coveted choice for bouquets and garden displays alike. Dahlia 'Figurine' stands out not only for its blooms but also for its lush green foliage, which forms a dense backdrop to the flowers. The leaves are typically bright green, creating a striking contrast against the soft colors of the flowers and adding to the overall visual impact of the plant. Its appearance throughout its blooming season is dynamic, with the plant continuously producing fresh blossoms that replace the old ones, ensuring a long-lasting and ever-evolving display of beauty in any garden setting or floral arrangement.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Dahlia, Garden Dahlia

    • Common names

      Dahlia 'Figurine' (WL).

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Dahlias are generally considered non-toxic to humans. There are no significant toxic effects reported for people following ingestion of any parts of the dahlia plant. Therefore, the Dahlia 'Figurine' should also be safe around humans and not cause poisoning if accidentally ingested.

    • To pets

      Dahlias are generally regarded as non-toxic to pets, including dogs and cats. Ingesting parts of a Dahlia 'Figurine' plant is unlikely to result in poisoning for pets. However, as with any plant material, eating large amounts may cause mild gastrointestinal upset due to the fiber content, but no serious toxicity is expected.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      4 feet (1.21 meters)

    • Spread

      2 feet (0.61 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Appeal: Dahlias are known for their colorful and diverse blooms, and 'Figurine' adds visual interest to gardens and landscapes.
    • Attracts Pollinators: Dahlias can attract butterflies and bees, which are beneficial for pollinating garden plants and flowers.
    • Versatility: Suitable for planting in borders, flower beds, and containers, allowing for flexibility in garden design.
    • Long Blooming Season: Dahlias, including 'Figurine', offer a long flowering period from midsummer until the first frost, providing color for an extended time.
    • Cut Flowers: The blooms make excellent cut flowers, lasting well in vases and ideal for floral arrangements.
    • Wide Range of Uses: Suitable for show gardens, competitive gardening, and as an accent plant owing to its distinctive form and coloration.
    • Easy Propagation: Tubers can be divided to propagate new plants, making it relatively easy to expand your collection or share with others.

  • 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

    • Dahlia 'Figurine' can be used as a natural dye for fabrics, providing a range of hues from the petals and other plant parts when treated properly.
    • The tubers of Dahlia 'Figurine' can be used as a source of inulin, which is a prebiotic fiber that supports digestive health when included in the diet.
    • These flowers are sometimes used in art education for their diverse and vibrant colors, which can teach students about the color wheel and natural pigments.
    • The Dahlia 'Figurine' is popular in horticultural therapy practices, as caring for the flowers can have calming effects and improve overall emotional well-being.
    • Dahlia 'Figurine' plants can be used in eco-friendly burials, where they decompose along with the body to reduce environmental impact.
    • The stems of the Dahlia 'Figurine' are strong and fibrous and have been used in some cultures for weaving small items like baskets or decorative objects.
    • When conducting scientific studies on climate change, the flowering time of Dahlias can act as an indicator of changing seasonal patterns and environmental conditions.
    • Its large and intricate blooms are sometimes used in macro photography workshops to teach the intricacies of close-up photo techniques.
    • In some traditions, Dahlias like the 'Figurine' are used as symbols in ceremonies to represent personal growth and transformation.
    • Gardeners may use Dahlia 'Figurine' plants as companions to certain vegetables in the garden to help deter pests with their bold and bright flowers.

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: The Dahlia 'Figurine', with its intricate petals and striking presence, often symbolizes the poise and grace that one carries within themselves.
    • Commitment and Bond That Lasts Forever: Given as a gift, this plant can signify a lifelong commitment or a bond that is enduring.
    • Change and Variety: Dahlias come in various forms and colors, making them a symbol for diversity and embracing change.
    • Inner Strength: Due to their sturdy stems and vibrant blooms that thrive until late autumn, dahlias represent resilience and the ability to stand gracefully under pressure.
    • Creative Spirit: The Dahlia 'Figurine' is often associated with a creative muse, inspiring inventiveness and originality.

Every 3-4 days
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every year
Late Winter - Spring
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Dahlias require consistent moisture and should be watered deeply 2 to 3 times a week, depending on weather conditions. The goal is to ensure that the soil remains moist but not waterlogged. For a dahlia plant like 'Figurine', provide about 1 to 2 gallons per plant during each watering session. Be sure to avoid overhead watering to reduce the risk of fungal diseases. During hot, dry periods, increase the frequency of watering to prevent stress on the plant.

  • sunLight

    Dahlias thrive in full sun, so the 'Figurine' variety should be placed in a location where it receives at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight each day. Avoid planting them in areas that are shaded for most of the day, as dahlias require lots of light to bloom well. However, in very hot climates, some afternoon shade can be beneficial to prevent overheating.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The dahlia 'Figurine' prefers temperatures ranging between 60°F and 75°F. Dahlias can survive short periods outside of this range, with a minimum survival temperature around 50°F and a maximum of about 90°F. However, consistently exposing dahlias to temperatures above or below these thresholds can stress the plants and affect their blooming and growth.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning dahlias is essential for encouraging bushier growth and more blooms. For 'Figurine' dahlias, pinch out the growing tips once the plant reaches about 16 inches tall. Remove spent flowers regularly to promote continuous blooming. The best time to prune is in late winter or early spring before new growth begins.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Dahlias require well-drained, fertile soil with a pH between 6.5 and 7.0. A good soil mix for Dahlias like 'Figurine' can be made by blending equal parts of garden soil, peat moss, and perlite or sand to ensure proper drainage. Adding compost to the mix will provide nutrients that are essential for the growth of the plant.

  • plantRepotting

    Dahlias, including the 'Figurine' variety, are typically grown from tubers and do not require frequent repotting. Instead, plant the tubers in the spring after the threat of frost has passed, and dig them up for storage in the fall after the first frost.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Dahlias like 'Figurine' prefer moderate humidity levels. They thrive outdoors where the natural humidity provides a suitable environment, but they do not have specific humidity requirements indoors as long as they are watered regularly and the soil is well-draining.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in well-lit area, use pot with drainage, keep soil moist.

    • Outdoor

      Plant after frost risk, full sun, well-draining soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      8-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of the Dahlia 'Figurine' begins with a tuber, which is planted in the spring after the last frost, in fertile, well-drained soil. It germinates and grows into a young plant, developing a strong stem and leaves through photosynthesis. As the plant matures, it undergoes vegetative growth until it reaches the flowering stage, where it produces vibrant blooms usually from midsummer until the first fall frost. After flowering, the plant sets seeds, which can be collected for propagation, but Dahlia 'Figurine' is more commonly propagated through division of the tubers. As the colder weather arrives, the above-ground part of the plant dies back, and the tubers enter a dormant phase through the winter. The tubers can be overwintered in the ground in warmer climates or dug up and stored in a cool, frost-free place until they are replanted the following spring to start the cycle anew.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Late Winter - Spring

    • The most popular method of propagating Dahlia 'Figurine' is through division, which is ideally done in spring just before the new growth begins. To propagate by division, carefully lift the tuber clumps out of the ground after the foliage has died back and the soil is workable. Gently brush off the soil and cut the tubers apart with a sharp knife, ensuring that each division has at least one eye, which is a point on the tuber where a new shoot will emerge. The cut surfaces should be allowed to dry and callous over for a couple of days to prevent rot. Then, the divided tubers are replanted at a depth of about 6 inches (approximately 15 centimeters) and spaced about 18 to 24 inches (approximately 45 to 60 centimeters) apart, depending on the variety. This simple method ensures that each division has the potential to grow into a full, blooming plant.