Dahlia Dahlia Pulp Fiction = 'Vdtg61' (PBR) (Dark Angel Series) (Sin)

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


The Dahlia Pulp Fiction, belonging to the 'Vdtg61' (PBR) Dark Angel Series and also known as Sin, presents a stunning visual display that grabs attention. The plant showcases vibrant flowerheads that are characterized by their rich, velvety red petals. These petals radiate around a contrasting dark center, typically a deep burgundy to black hue, which adds depth and drama to the flower's appearance. The flowers are compact and have a somewhat geometric form due to the neatly arranged petals that contribute to the Dahlia's signature ball-like shape. Surrounding the striking blooms are lush, deep green foliage that serves as the perfect backdrop, making the red petals stand out even more. The leaves tend to be smaller and slender, with a pointed tip that adds to the overall aesthetics of the plant. Their position on the branches creates an elegant contrast of forms and colors that enhance the dahlia's ornamental appeal. The overall look of the Dahlia Pulp Fiction is one of sophistication and bold beauty. Its vivid colors and distinctive dark center make it a popular choice for gardens and decorative displays, where it adds a splash of intense color and a touch of elegance.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Dahlia Pulp Fiction, Dark Angel Pulp Fiction, Pulp Fiction Dahlia.

    • Common names

      Dahlia 'Pulp Fiction'

  • 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

    • Attractive Flowers - Dahlias produce vibrant and showy flowers that can enhance the aesthetic appeal of any garden.
    • Versatility - Dahlias can be grown in borders, containers, or as cut flowers, making them suitable for various garden styles and uses.
    • Pollinator Friendly - The blooms of Dahlias attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, supporting biodiversity in the garden.
    • Long Blooming Season - Dahlias generally have a lengthy flowering period from summer through autumn, providing color for an extended time.
    • Easy to Grow - Dahlias are relatively easy to plant and care for, making them a good choice for novice gardeners.
    • Variety of Sizes and Shapes - They come in a range of sizes and forms, allowing for diverse design choices in landscaping.
    • Propagatable - Tubers can be divided to produce new plants, making them cost-effective and easy to multiply.

  • 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

    • Dye Production: The vibrant petals of the Dahlia can be used to produce natural dyes for textiles, offering a sustainable alternative to synthetic dyes.
    • Insect Habitat: Dahlias can provide a habitat for beneficial insects, including ladybugs and bees, which can help maintain the health of your garden ecosystem.
    • Photography Subject: With its intense coloration and striking form, the Dahlia makes an excellent subject for photographers and artists who appreciate floral beauty.
    • Edible Flowers: Dahlia petals are edible and can be used to add color and a mild spicy flavor to salads or desserts, although some people might be sensitive to them.
    • Tattoo Inspiration: The distinctive appearance of Dahlias makes them a sought-after design for botanical-inspired tattoos.
    • Garden Design: Dahlias can be used as focal points in garden design, adding height and drama to flower beds and borders.
    • Floating Decorations: The blooms of the Dahlia can float on water, making them ideal for decorative purposes in garden ponds or water features at events.
    • Science Education: Dahlias can serve as an educational tool in botany classes for teaching about pollination, hybridization, and plant genetics due to their vast variety of forms and colors.
    • Eco-friendly Confetti: Instead of paper or plastic, dried Dahlia petals can be used as biodegradable confetti for celebrations and outdoor events.
    • Crafting Material: The petals and stems of Dahlias can be incorporated into crafts like flower pressing, creating lasting art pieces.

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, have long been associated with a commanding presence and a sense of grace.
    • Diversity and Variety: Given the vast array of colors and shapes found within the Dahlia species, they represent diversity and the unique blend of traits that make each individual special.
    • Creative Expression: The complex patterns of Dahlias inspire creativity and encourage people to embrace their inner artist.
    • Change and Transformation: Since Dahlias bloom for extended periods and go through many stages, they are symbols of change and personal growth.
    • Commitment and Bond: Dahlias are often used in floral arrangements to signal a lasting bond and a strong commitment between individuals.
    • Warning and Betrayal: In the Victorian language of flowers, Dahlias can sometimes represent dishonesty or instability, as they can thrive in challenging conditions and present an air of unpredictability.

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

    Dahlias require consistent moisture, so water your Dahlia 'Pulp Fiction' deeply once or twice a week, providing about 1-2 inches of water each time. During hotter, drier weeks, you may need to water more frequently. Always check the top inch of soil for dryness before watering. Avoid overhead watering to minimize the risk of foliage diseases; instead, use a soaker hose or drip irrigation to deliver water directly to the base of the plant. Ensure that your Dahlia is planted in well-draining soil to prevent root rot, which can occur if the soil becomes waterlogged.

  • sunLight

    Dahlia 'Pulp Fiction' thrives in full sun conditions, meaning it needs at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. A location that receives morning sunlight and some afternoon shade can help protect the blooms from the intense heat of the day. Ensure it's planted in a spot where it can bask in the sunshine without being shaded by larger plants or structures.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Dahlias prefer a temperature range between 60°F and 70°F for optimal growth. The Dahlia 'Pulp Fiction' can withstand temperatures as low as the mid-40s°F, but it's important to protect it from frosts, which can damage the plant. Conversely, intense heat over 90°F can stress the plant and may require additional watering to keep it cool and hydrated.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning Dahlias, like the 'Pulp Fiction', is mainly done to encourage bushier growth and more prolific blooming. Pinch or cut back young plants when they are about a foot tall to promote branching. Throughout the season, deadhead spent flowers to encourage more blooms. The best time for major pruning is early to midseason, but regular maintenance can occur as needed.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Dahlia 'Pulp Fiction' thrives in well-draining, fertile soil with a pH between 6.5 and 7.5. A mix of loam, peat moss, and perlite is ideal to provide the necessary drainage and fertility.

  • plantRepotting

    Dahlia 'Pulp Fiction' typically requires repotting every spring, or when the plant becomes root-bound. It's best to repot them annually as they start new growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Dahlia 'Pulp Fiction' is adaptable to a wide range of humidity levels but prefers moderate humidity for optimal growth. It does not require special humidity conditions.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place Dahlia 'Pulp Fiction' in bright, indirect light and ensure good air circulation.

    • Outdoor

      Plant Dahlia 'Pulp Fiction' in full sun with rich, well-draining soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      8-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life of a Dahlia Pulp Fiction begins with the germination of tubers planted after the last frost when the soil has warmed. Sprouts emerge, developing into sturdy stems and foliage as part of the vegetative growth stage. The plant then enters the budding phase, where flower buds form and eventually bloom into the striking dark red flowers characteristic of this dahlia variety during the summer to early fall. After flowering, Dahlia Pulp Fiction sets seeds, but cultivated varieties are typically propagated through division of tubers rather than from seed. Post-bloom, the plant begins to wither as the weather cools, entering a period of dormancy where the tubers can be dug up and stored in a cool, frost-free place over winter. The cycle starts anew when these tubers are replanted after the danger of spring frost has passed.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Propogation: The Dahlia Pulp Fiction, part of the Dark Angel Series with the identifier 'Vdtg61', is commonly propagated by dividing its tubers. This method is favored as it helps maintain the plant's unique characteristics. The best time to propagate this dahlia variety is in the spring, just before the growing season begins, when the soil temperatures have warmed to at least 60°F (15.6°C). To propagate by division, carefully lift the parent plant from the ground after it has finished blooming and the foliage has died back. Wash off the soil and cut the clump into sections ensuring each division has at least one eye, which is the point from which new growth will emerge. The cuttings should then be allowed to dry for a day or two to prevent rot and plant them about 6-8 inches (15.24-20.32 cm) deep in well-drained soil. This simple method ensures new plants will bear flowers similar to the parent plant in the following season.