Dahlia Dahlia 'Gallery Monet' (PBR) (Gallery Series) (D)

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


Dahlia 'Gallery Monet' is a stunning flowering plant that is a part of the Gallery Series, known for its artistic and vibrant blooms. Its flowers are a breathtaking display with petals that boast a unique color pattern. Each petal seamlessly blends from a creamy yellow at the base to a soft pink to a strong pink, giving the appearance of a painter's brush strokes. The plant produces an array of these showy, double blooms, which are rich and full, creating a dense, almost pom-pom like effect that is visually striking. The leaves of Dahlia 'Gallery Monet' provide a lush backdrop to its colorful flowers. They are deep green, with a glossy texture that adds to the overall lushness of the specimen. Each leaf is divided into several smaller leaflets, creating an intricate, elegant foliage structure that is as pleasing to the eye as the blooms themselves. The combination of the vivid flowers and verdant leaves makes this dahlia a prized plant among gardeners and flower enthusiasts alike.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms

      Dahlia, Gallery Monet, Gallery Series Dahlia

    • Common names

      Dahlia 'Gallery Monet'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Dahlias are generally not toxic to humans. The Dahlia 'Gallery Monet' is not known to be poisonous and there are no specific symptoms associated with poisoning from this plant since it is not considered harmful if ingested.

    • To pets

      Dahlias, including the Dahlia 'Gallery Monet', are considered non-toxic to pets such as dogs and cats. There is no established toxicity for pets ingesting dahlias and they should not experience any symptoms of poisoning from consuming parts of this plant.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Spread

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Easy to grow - Dahlia 'Gallery Monet' is a user-friendly plant, particularly suitable for those who are new to gardening.
    • Attracts pollinators - The blooms attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects to the garden.
    • Vibrant colors - Provides an impressive display with its vibrant, variegated blossoms that can enhance any garden setting.
    • Long flowering period - Offers an extended flowering season from mid-summer until the first frosts, providing long-lasting color.
    • Great for cut flowers - The flowers are ideal for cutting and will often last for a week or more in a vase.
    • Compact growth - This variety is bred to have a more compact form, making it excellent for containers or small garden spaces.
    • Breeding vigor - As a plant with Plant Breeders' Rights (PBR), it is known for strong growth and performance due to selective breeding.
    • Color variety - Part of the Gallery Series, this Dahlia provides a choice of unique color patterns not commonly found in other species.

  • 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

    • Edible tubers: Dahlia tubers are edible and can be cooked similar to a cross between potatoes and radishes, offering a unique addition to culinary dishes.
    • Natural dye: The petals of Dahlias can be used to create natural dyes for fabrics, offering a range of colors from the vibrant flowers.
    • Flea deterrent: Leaves and petals can be used to create a natural flea repellent for pets, keeping them free of pests without the use of chemicals.
    • Art supplies: Dried petals can be used in art projects, such as making handmade paper or for adding texture and color to collages.
    • Eco-friendly confetti: Petals of the Dahlia can be dried and used as biodegradable confetti for celebrations, reducing the environmental impact.
    • Photography subject: Dahlias, with their intricate petals and striking colors, serve as an excellent subject for photographers, particularly those interested in botanical and macro photography.
    • Garden pest control: Dahlias can attract beneficial insects such as ladybugs and bees that help to keep garden pests in check.
    • Floral water: Petals can be steeped in water to create scented floral water for use in home fragrances or as a calming face mist.
    • Bookmark decoration: Pressed Dahlia flowers can be used to adorn bookmarks, adding a natural and personal touch to this everyday item.
    • Ice cubes: Freeze petals in ice cube trays to create decorative ice cubes for fancy drinks at garden parties or special events.

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: Dahlias, with their intricate petals and stunning forms, represent elegance and dignity, symbolizing the ability to stand out with graceful composure in diverse settings.
    • Creativity: The variety of colors and patterns in dahlias is often associated with a burst of creativity, mirroring the artist's palette in 'Gallery Monet'.
    • Diversity and Uniqueness: Dahlias come in numerous shapes and sizes, signifying the importance of individuality and the celebration of our unique differences.
    • Change and Transition: Because dahlias bloom from midsummer until the first frost, they are often seen as symbols of change and the ability to thrive amidst life's transitions.
    • Commitment and Bond: The dahlia's strong stems and full blooms can symbolize a lasting bond and commitment between two people, often given as a gesture of loyalty.
    • Warning and Betrayal: In the Victorian language of flowers, dahlias were sometimes seen as symbols of betrayal or a warning of change due to their sudden death with the first frost.

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

    Dahlias, including 'Gallery Monet', require consistent moisture and should be watered two to three times a week, depending on the climate and soil conditions. The best method is to water at the base of the plant, avoiding getting water on the foliage which can lead to fungal diseases. Aim to provide about 1 inch of water per week, which often translates to around 0.6 gallons per plant for each watering session. During particularly hot or dry spells, more frequent watering may be necessary. It's important to ensure the soil is well-draining to prevent waterlogging, which dahlias do not tolerate well.

  • sunLight

    Dahlias like 'Gallery Monet' thrive in full sun, which means they need at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight daily. The ideal spot for them is in a garden area that receives unfiltered sunlight throughout the day. While they can tolerate partial shade, too little light can lead to weak stems and fewer flowers.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Dahlias such as 'Gallery Monet' prefer temperatures that range from 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. They can survive minimum temperatures down to about 50 degrees at night and maximum temperatures in the mid-80s, but hot weather above 90 degrees can stress the plants. An ideal climate for dahlias is one with warm days and cooler nights.

  • scissorsPruning

    To encourage more blooms and maintain plant health, dahlias like 'Gallery Monet' should have their spent flowers regularly deadheaded. Prune any broken or damaged stems throughout the growing season to promote robust growth. The best time for more significant pruning is late winter or early spring before new growth begins, cutting back the old stems to about 4-5 inches above the ground.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for a Dahlia, commonly known as the Gallery Monet Dahlia, is a well-draining, fertile loam with a pH between 6.5 and 7.0. A mix of two parts garden soil, one part peat moss or compost, and one part perlite or sand will provide the adequate drainage and nutrients necessary for optimal growth.

  • plantRepotting

    Dahlias, including the Gallery Monet Dahlia, should be repotted annually, typically in the spring. This is because they grow from tubers that can become crowded and may require division to maintain vigour.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Gallery Monet Dahlias thrive in moderate humidity levels. They are adaptable but prefer a range around 60-70%, which is often the natural outdoor humidity in many growing areas during the summer season.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Grow in bright light, fertile soil, moderate water, and stake if needed.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in sun, enrich soil, water regularly, and stake stems.

    • Hardiness zone

      8-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life of a Dahlia 'Gallery Monet' begins with a dormant tuber which germinates in spring when the soil warms up. It then sprouts and grows into a bushy plant, with foliage emerging from the stalks, followed by bud formation. Throughout the summer, this cultivar of Dahlia blooms, showing off its distinctive pink and white bicolor flowers. After the blooming period, the plant sets seed, although Dahlias are typically propagated through division of tubers rather than seeds for maintaining cultivar traits. As fall approaches and temperatures drop, the aerial parts of the Dahlia die back while the tuber goes dormant again, storing energy for the next growing season. These tubers can be overwintered in the ground in warmer climates or dug up and stored in a cool, frost-free place in colder regions to be replanted the following spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The most popular method for propagating the Dahlia 'Gallery Monet' is through division of its tuberous roots. This process is typically done in the early spring, just as new growth begins to emerge from the tubers. To divide the tubers, first, carefully unearth the clump after the frosting period has passed and the soil can be worked. Look for the natural divisions, where each clump will have a piece of the original stem attached. Using a sharp, clean knife, cut the tubers into sections, making sure that each section has at least one eye or bud from which new growth will sprout. Lastly, allow the cut surfaces to dry for a day before replanting them about 6 to 8 inches deep and spacing them about 18 to 24 inches apart to give ample room for growth.