Fleurel Dahlia Dahlia 'Fleurel' (PBR) (Fim)

๐Ÿ‘ค Non-toxic to humans
๐Ÿพ Non-toxic to pets
๐ŸŒธ Blooming
๐Ÿช Not edible
โ€๐ŸŒฑ Hard-care
dahlia 'Fleurel'

ABOUT

Dahlia 'Fleurel' is a strikingly beautiful plant known for its large and lush white blooms that resemble water lily flowers. These blossoms are made up of numerous long, pointed petals that are arranged in a spiral pattern, emerging from a central point and resulting in a full, rounded floral display. The petals have a pristine white color, which can occasionally exhibit a hint of creamy or yellow tone at the base, adding depth to the flower's appearance. Each petal has a smooth texture and may display a subtle curve that adds to the overall elegance of the bloom. The flowers are supported by sturdy stems that branch out from the plant's green foliage. The leaves are equally attractive, typically a bright green in shade, and have a pinnate pattern with serrated edges, which provides a lush backdrop for the stunning white flowers. Overall, the Dahlia 'Fleurel' has a dramatic and sophisticated presence due to its magnificent blooms and vibrant foliage, making it a popular choice for gardens and floral displays.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family

      Asteraceae.

    • Synonyms

      Fleurel Dahlia, Dinner Plate Dahlia, Giant Hybrid Dahlia.

    • Common names

      Dahlia 'Fleurel' (PBR) (Fim)

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Dahlias are not considered toxic to humans. Therefore, ingesting Dahlias, such as the Dahlia 'Fleurel', typically does not result in poisoning or produce any harmful symptoms.

    • To pets

      Dahlias, including the Dahlia 'Fleurel', are generally considered non-toxic to pets. Ingesting parts of the plant should not cause serious harm or poisoning in pets like cats and dogs. However, as with any non-food plant material, ingestion may result in mild gastrointestinal upset.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle

      Perennials

    • Foliage type

      Deciduous

    • Color of leaves

      Green

    • Flower color

      White

    • Height

      4 feet [1.22 meters]

    • Spread

      2 feet [0.61 meters]

    • Plant type

      Bulb

    • Hardiness zones

      9

    • Native area

      Mexico

Benefits

  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Value: Dahlias provide stunning visual appeal to gardens with their large, showy blooms.
    • Variety of Colors: They come in a wide range of colors, allowing for diverse garden color schemes.
    • Long Blooming Season: Dahlias typically bloom from midsummer through autumn, offering extended periods of floral display.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The bright flowers of Dahlias attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, supporting biodiversity.
    • Easy to Grow: Dahlias are relatively easy to grow with proper care in well-drained soil and full sun exposure.
    • Excellent Cut Flowers: They are ideal for cut flower arrangements, providing lasting beauty indoors.
    • Versatile Landscaping: Dahlias can be used in borders, beds, and as focal points in gardens.

  • 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 petals can be used as a natural dye for fabrics, providing a range of vibrant colors.
    • Use dahlia stalks as organic material for making paper or as a fibre for weaving small items.
    • Pressed dahlias make beautiful additions to homemade bookmarks, cards, or scrapbooks.
    • The hollow stems of dahlias can be used as natural straws or small plant supports in the garden.
    • Dahlia blooms are compostable and can add nutrients to soil as they decompose, benefiting the garden ecosystem.
    • Dahlias can be utilized in crafting authentic floral jewelry such as necklaces or earrings.
    • The patterns of dahlia petals inspire artists for textile designs or intricate art pieces.
    • Dahlia tubers, while some are edible, can also serve as a biodegradable material for art projects and sculptures.
    • Floral water infused with dahlias can be used as a scented room spray or linen freshener.
    • Dried dahlia flowers can be included in potpourri blends for their shape and color, adding aesthetic value.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    Dahlias are not traditionally used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    Dahlias are not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Elegance: The Dahlia 'Fleurel' with its sophisticated, creamy white blooms, epitomizes grace and sophistication.
    • Commitment: Often given as a gift to express a long-term commitment due to their sturdy structure and longevity when cut.
    • Dignity: Dahlias carry a sense of dignity and stability, representing oneโ€™s dignified composure against challenges.
    • Creative spirit: The intricate petals of the Dahlia 'Fleurel' suggest a complexity that is often linked to an inner creativity within the individual.
    • Change and Variety: With so many different cultivars and spectacular blooms, dahlias are associated with diversity, change, and embracing the unique.
    • Warning or Betrayal: Some tales consider dahlias as symbols of dishonesty, possibly due to the fact that their roots were once thought to be medicinal but are actually toxic.

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Every 2-3 days
Water
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2500 - 10000 Lux
Light
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6%
Humidity
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Every year
Repotting
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Spring-Early Summer
Propogation
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As needed
Pruning
  • water dropWater

    Dahlias should be watered deeply once or twice a week, providing enough water to penetrate the soil to a depth of at least an inch. The exact amount depends on climate conditions, but as a guideline, approximately 1 gallon of water per plant each week is suitable during the growing season. Increase frequency during hot, dry periods to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Reduce watering in the fall as the plants begin to die back in preparation for winter dormancy.

  • sunLight

    Dahlias thrive best in a location with full sun exposure, receiving at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight daily. Place them in a spot where they can enjoy the morning sunlight and are protected from intense afternoon heat, if possible. Avoid heavy shade as it can cause the plants to grow leggy and reduce flowering.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Dahlias grow best in temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. They can survive a range of temperatures from a low of about 50 degrees up to a high of 90 degrees, but prolonged exposure outside this range can stress the plants. Dahlia tubers should not be planted until all danger of frost has passed, as they are sensitive to cold temperatures.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning Dahlias, also known as deadheading, encourages continued blooming and should be done regularly as flowers fade. Cut the spent flowers back to the next strong set of leaves. Towards the end of the growing season, usually in early autumn, stop deadheading to allow plants to focus on developing tubers for next season's growth.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Dahlias prefer well-draining soil rich in organic matter with a pH around 6.5 to 7.0. A good soil mix for Dahlias like 'Fleurel' includes a combination of loamy garden soil, peat moss, and perlite or sand to improve drainage. Adding compost or well-rotted manure helps to enrich the soil and provide nutrients for optimal growth.

  • plantRepotting

    Dahlias, including the 'Fleurel', should be repotted annually. They are typically grown from tubers which are planted in the spring after the last frost and lifted out of the soil before the first freeze in fall to be stored over winter. When repotting the following spring, use fresh soil to replenish nutrients.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Dahlias like 'Fleurel' prefer average humidity levels and do not require special humidity considerations. They thrive in outdoor conditions where humidity is naturally regulated. Ensuring good air circulation around the plants helps prevent issues with high humidity such as fungal diseases.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in well-lit area, ensure pot drainage, protect from drafts.

    • Outdoor

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

    • Hardiness zone

      8-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Dahlia 'Fleurel', commonly known as Dahlia, begins its life cycle as a tuber planted in well-drained soil after the risk of frost has passed. Upon sprouting, the plant enters a vegetative stage where leaves and stems develop rapidly, given adequate sun, water, and nutrients. As the Dahlia grows, it enters the budding phase where flower buds form at the tips of the stems. Following this, the plant blooms, revealing the characteristic large, creamy white flowers of the 'Fleurel' variety during the summer and into early fall. After flowering, as temperatures drop, the Dahlia completes its life cycle by wilting and becoming dormant; the tubers can be left in the ground or dug up and stored for replanting the following season. Annual pruning and division of the tubers encourage rejuvenation and a healthy start for the next growing season.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The most popular method of propagation for Dahlia 'Fleurel' is through division of the tubers, which is best done in the spring when the plant starts to sprout and the danger of frost has passed. To propagate by division, carefully lift the clump of tubers from the ground using a garden fork. Gently brush off the soil and separate the tubers, ensuring that each section has at least one eye, from which new growth will sprout. The tubers can then be planted in well-drained soil at a depth of about 6 inches (15 centimeters) and spaced approximately 18 inches (45 centimeters) apart. Water the newly planted tubers thoroughly to help establish them. This method promotes a high success rate and allows the Dahlia 'Fleurel' to mature and bloom in the same growing season.