Dahliettes.....?

VerdunVerdun Posts: 23,348

Popped into GC and impulsively purchased a couple of dahliettes.  Logic tells me they are pygmy versions of dahlias.  They are everything I don't really like.....dumpy,,shapeless and stunted but the colour is rich yellow. 

Who has grown dahliettes?  Not me before.  My feeling is they are built to be annuals but has anyone grown them reliably as perennials? Do they form tubers? 

 

 

 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,237

    Sounds awful Verdun. Were they on the reduced shelfimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,237

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  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    Oh dear......Verdun wouldn't like me image I'm not yellow though image

  • SupernoodleSupernoodle Posts: 948

    LOLimage

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,728

    Dahliettes Verd?

    Sound like they need to go in the toiliette....image

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    I've tried googling for some info but just keep getting this page!!! image

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    OL, google Dahlietta image

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Basically a dwarf Dahlia. They do produce tubers but nothing to write home about.

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,384

    I bought some of these last year, I never buy anything, but these were very cheap, going off in lidls. They didnt grow more than about 9 inches tall, but they did spread and were absolutely covered in flowers, which lasted ages,  they did need dead heading.. I pulled them up in the winter to dump but they are shooting now, maybe they will grow a bit bigger, I am not sure though.

    Probably best in a group in a patio pot.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
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