Dahlia Smokey is a fantastic variety that produces fascinating bicolor flowers. They have a white ‘base’ color that is then covered with purple stripes and splashes.
Flowers with this random look will surely add something special to any garden bed or border.
They can also be grown in pots and will provide stunning cut flowers all summer through fall.
It reaches a height of 1m to 1.2m.
Plant profileCommon name: Dahlia Smokey
Scientific name: Dahlia 'Smokey'
Plant type: Bulbs
Height: 50cm - 1.5m
Spread: 50cm - 1.5m
Flower color: White
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 ‘Smokey’ is from the Decorative group of dahlias. The flowers of this type of dahlia are completely double with no visible central disc. The petals are broad and flat, sometimes twisted, that curl slightly at the edges. Know all the dahlia types.
How to plant Dahlia ‘Smokey’
Dahlia ‘Smokey’, 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.