Dahlia Dahlia 'Mayan Pearl' (DblO)

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


Dahlia 'Mayan Pearl' (DblO) is a stunning ornamental plant featuring vibrant double flowers. The blooms have a distinctive appearance, characterized by multiple layers of petals that enchant onlookers with their intricate form. The petals have a luminous quality, displaying a bright, pearl-like hue that may capture shades of lavender, pink, or lilac, sometimes with subtle gradations of color. The center of each flower often shows a deeper tone, creating a pleasing contrast that highlights the petal arrangement. The foliage of 'Mayan Pearl' complements its showy flowers, with lush green leaves that provide a rich background. The leaves are typically shaped with pointed tips and serrated edges, their deep green color acting as a canvas that allows the flowers to stand out dramatically. As the plant goes through its blooming cycle, the color of the flowers can become more intense, adding to the visual appeal. Throughout its blooming season, Dahlia 'Mayan Pearl' becomes a focal point in gardens, attracting attention with its sumptuous flowers that exude a classic elegance. The plant's allure is not solely in the flowers, as the overall structure and symmetry of its growth habit contribute to its ornamental value. The bushy form of 'Mayan Pearl' adds to the tactile experience of the garden, with the possibility of flowers emerging from different angles, providing continual interest and varied viewpoints for spectators and pollinators alike. Given its striking appearance, the 'Mayan Pearl' dahlia is often a favorite among gardeners who wish to create a display of color and form. It participates in a larger garden tableau by bringing a luxurious and refined element to the space it occupies, lending itself beautifully to cut flower arrangements as well as ornamental garden designs. The 'Mayan Pearl' is indeed a jewel among dahlias, celebrated for its captivating beauty and the opulent ambiance it lends to any setting.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Dahlia 'Mayan Pearl', Double Orchid Dahlia, Garden Dahlia, Mayan Pearl Dahlia

    • Common names

      Dahlia 'Mayan Pearl' (DblO).

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Dahlias, including the Dahlia 'Mayan Pearl', are not considered toxic to humans. They do not typically cause poisoning if ingested, and therefore there are no common symptoms associated with dahlia poisoning in humans since it is not a concern.

    • To pets

      Dahlias are generally considered non-toxic to pets as well. So, the Dahlia 'Mayan Pearl' should not cause any harm if ingested by pets. There are no specific symptoms of toxicity since the plant is not known to be poisonous to animals. However, ingestion of any plant material can sometimes cause mild gastrointestinal upset in some pets due to the fiber content or individual sensitivities.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      2-3 feet (60-90 cm)

    • Spread

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Attracts Pollinators: The Dahlia 'Mayan Pearl' is known for attracting bees, butterflies, and other beneficial pollinators which are essential for a healthy garden ecosystem.
    • Colorful Blooms: This plant offers vivid and colorful double blooms that add a splash of color to any garden or landscape, enhancing aesthetic appeal.
    • Long Blooming Period: Dahlias, including the 'Mayan Pearl', have a long flowering season from midsummer until the first frost, providing continuous beauty.
    • Cut Flower Use: The striking blooms of this variety are excellent for cutting and using in floral arrangements or bouquets.
    • Variety of Uses: Dahlias are versatile and can be used in borders, container gardens, and as specimen plants, offering flexibility in garden design.
    • Easy to Grow: With proper care, Dahlias are relatively easy to grow and maintain, making them suitable for gardeners of all skill levels.

  • 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

    • Photographic Subject: The stunning color and form of Dahlia 'Mayan Pearl' make it an excellent subject for photographers, especially those interested in macro photography or floral portraits.
    • Craft Projects: The vibrant petals of the Dahlia can be used in dried flower arrangements, scrapbooking, or to make natural dyes for fabric and paper crafts.
    • Educational Tool: Schools and educational programs can use Dahlias to teach students about botany, plant biology, and the importance of pollinators in our ecosystem.
    • Floral Artwork: Artists can use Dahlias as inspiration or the actual subject of their art, such as in watercolor painting, drawing, or even sculpture.
    • Edible Garnish: Though not a traditional food source, in some cultures, the petals of Dahlia 'Mayan Pearl', once confirmed as pesticide-free and safe, can be used to garnish salads and desserts.
    • Wedding Decor: Due to their beauty and versatility, Dahlias are popular in wedding bouquets, table arrangements, and as general décor for ceremonies and receptions.
    • Food Presentation: Chefs can use the Dahlia's petals to create a visually appealing presentation on plated dishes, enhancing the dining experience.
    • Color Inspiration: The vibrant hues of the Dahlia 'Mayan Pearl' can serve as color inspiration for designers in fashion, interior design, and branding.
    • Symbolism and Tradition: In some cultures, Dahlias symbolize dignity and elegance, making them suitable for events that celebrate such values.
    • Festival Decor: Dahlias can be used in festivals to create floats, displays, and decorative motifs, infusing color and life into the celebrations.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    Dahlias are not typically associated with Feng Shui practice; however, in general Feng Shui, vibrant flowering plants like dahlias can be used to add energy, promote growth, and create a lively atmosphere in a space. It is important to keep them well-maintained to ensure they bring positive energy.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    Dahlias are not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Elegance and Dignity: The Dahlia's sophisticated bloom structure and poise are often associated with grace and dignity, making them representative of one's poised nature or personal achievements.
    • Commitment and Bond: Due to their long-lasting blooms, dahlias are symbols of commitment and an everlasting bond, which is why they are often used in wedding bouquets or as gifts between partners.
    • Diversity and Uniqueness: With so many varieties and colors, the dahlia represents diversity and the ability to stand out from the crowd, embodying the celebration of our unique differences.
    • Change and Transformation: In some cultures, dahlias symbolize change and the ability to embrace a new journey or phase in life, reflecting personal growth or transition.
    • Inner Strength: The sturdy structure and strong petals of the dahlia signify resilience and the inner strength to overcome challenges.

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

    Dahlias require regular watering, particularly during the growing season, to ensure consistent soil moisture. Water the 'Mayan Pearl' Dahlia deeply once or twice a week, depending on the weather conditions, allowing for more frequent watering during particularly hot or dry periods. Aim to provide about one inch of water per week. Avoid overhead watering to keep the foliage dry and reduce the risk of disease. It is best to water early in the morning to allow any excess water on the leaves to evaporate throughout the day.

  • sunLight

    Dahlias thrive in full sun conditions, and the 'Mayan Pearl' Dahlia should be placed where it can receive at least six to eight hours of direct sunlight per day. Ensure it is planted in a location that offers bright and unfiltered light most of the day for optimal blooming and growth.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The 'Mayan Pearl' Dahlia prefers temperatures between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, although it can tolerate temperatures up to 90 degrees. Avoid exposing the plant to temperatures below 50 degrees, as dahlias are sensitive to cold. To ensure your Dahlia flourishes, plant it when the danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed.

  • scissorsPruning

    Regular pruning helps maintain the plant's shape, encourages larger blooms, and prevents disease in 'Mayan Pearl' Dahlias. Pinch back the main stem when the plant is about one foot tall to promote bushiness. Throughout the season, deadhead spent flowers to encourage continued blooming. The best time for major pruning is just as new shoots appear in the spring.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Dahlias thrive in well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 6.5 to 7.0. The best soil mix for 'Mayan Pearl' Dahlia is a combination of loam, peat moss, and sand to ensure proper drainage and fertility. Adding compost or well-rotted manure will improve soil structure and provide necessary nutrients.

  • plantRepotting

    'Mayan Pearl' Dahlias do not need to be repotted often as they are typically grown as annuals. However, if grown as perennials in containers, repot every spring to refresh the soil and accommodate the tuber's growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Dahlias, including the 'Mayan Pearl', prefer moderate humidity levels. They can tolerate the humidity found in most outdoor garden settings without requiring specific adjustments for humidity.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright light, well-draining soil, and stakes for support.

    • Outdoor

      Sunny spot, rich soil, deep watering, stake tall varieties.

    • Hardiness zone

      8-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of the Dahlia 'Mayan Pearl' begins with seed germination, occurring in warm soils with temperatures around 70°F (21°C). Following germination, seedlings emerge and grow into juvenile plants, where they develop true leaves and a strong root system. As the plant matures, it enters the vegetative growth stage, producing a robust foliage structure capable of supporting the flowering process. Dahlia 'Mayan Pearl' then progresses to the flowering stage, typically from midsummer to early fall, where it produces vibrant, double-layered pink blossoms. After the blooming period, as temperatures drop in late fall, the plant enters dormancy; the above-ground growth dies back and the tubers rest underground through the winter. In spring, with rising temperatures, the tubers resprout, renewing the cycle with fresh growth for the upcoming season.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Propogation: The Dahlia 'Mayan Pearl' is best propagated through division, which is typically done in the spring after the last frost date when the soil is warm enough for growth. Division involves separating the tuberous roots, ensuring that each section has at least one eye, or growth point, from which new shoots can emerge. The divisions should then be planted in well-draining soil, about 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters) deep, with the eyes facing upwards. Water the soil thoroughly after planting. This method allows for the clone-like propagation of the parent plant, maintaining its characteristics in the new plants.