Dahlia ‘Franz Kafka’
Dahlia ‘Franz Kafka’ is a pompon dahlia that produces miniature lilac flowers from mid-summer to fall.
The flowers have an interesting shape providing several lolipops to the border.
It is not as showy as other dahlias. Although it produces a lot of flowers, it may seem lost in the border if not well combined in a group.
This dahlia can reach 80cm in height and 60cm width.
Plant profileCommon name: Dahlia Franz Kafka
Scientific name: Dahlia 'Franz Kafka'
Plant type: Bulbs
Height: 50cm - 1.5m
Spread: 50cm - 1.5m
Flower color: Pink
Season of interest: Autumn, Summer
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens, Informal Garden, Patio & Container Garden
Planting type: Containers & Pots, Cut Flowers, Flower borders and bedding
Dahlia ‘Franz Kafka’ is from the Pompon group of dahlias. The flowers of this type of dahlia have a shape similar to the ball dahlias, but in miniature and more spherical in shape. The flowers are completely double and do not reach more than 5 cm in diameter. Know all the dahlia types.
How to plant Dahlia ‘Franz Kafka’
Dahlia ‘Franz Kafka’, like all dahlias, appreciates fertile soil with good drainage. They like to be planted in full sun and fed regularly to produce abundant flowers.
Stake and support the stems of the taller varieties or varieties with large, heavy flowers.
Dahlias do not like strong winds or that the soil remains moist and cold.
The tubers must be lifted off the ground or protected with mulch if temperatures in the area remain below zero for many days in winter.
If you pick the flowers regularly or deadhead flowers that start to wither, the plants will respond by producing more flowers.