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Flower. Photo from R. V. Roger

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Foliage

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Form

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Plant Name

Dahlia 'Playa Blanca' in NDS Group 8(d)

Named for Dr Andreas Dahl, an 18th century Swedish botanist. The Dahlia was brought to Spain from its native Mexico in the late 1780s. Its first introduction to Britain was in 1798.

(NDS) is National Dahlia Society classified directory
and
(ADS) is American Dahlia Society current classification and handbook of dahlias

Playa Blanca in Group Cactus Small-flowered White Dwarf Bedder is in The World Dahlia Directory of over 57,000 dahlias. Raised by Star in the Netherlands and introduced in 1987.

Common Name

Dahlia

Soil

Well-drained Chalk and Sand with plenty of humus (after lifting the tuber, mulch with 2 inch (5 cms) depth of mown autumn leaves in the autumn to create this humus during the winter, for use by the replanted-in-the-spring-Dahlia during the Summer-Autumn)

Sun Aspect

Full Sun

Soil Moisture

Moist

Plant Type

Herbaceous Tuber

Height x Spread in inches (cms) (1 inch = 2.5 cms, 12" = 1 foot = 30 cms, 3 feet = 1 yard, 40 inches = 1 metre)

18-24 inches x 20-26 inches (45-60 x 50-65) (leave 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) between these dahlia plants)

Foliage

Dark Green

Flower Colour in Month(s). Fruit

White in August-October. Bloom size is 4-6 inches (10-15 cms) across.

Comment

"Pure white in colour. Clean and simple. Height 60cm." from R. V. Roger.

Plant top of tuber just below the soil surface and 20-30 inches (50-75 cms) apart. Loved by butterflies and bees. Support with a stout stick and tie in every fortnight.
For best flowers, disbud by removing two of the three blooms at the end of each branch. Only pick dahlias in full flower. Recut the hollow stem ends under water to avoid airlocks. Cutting flowers is best done early in the morning or late in the afternoon. As dahlia buds do not open in water, cut the flowers only when completely developed.
The Culture and Care page from Verwer Dalias BV of The Netherlands who breed and grow Dahlias provides more growing information.

A Clump-forming, bedding plant which is a good cutflower for growing in a pot and as groundcover in the middle of flower beds.

Instructions with photos for planting dahlias in a pot or tub from the International Flower Bulb Centre in Holland and from Growing Dahlias in Containers written by Barbara Jenke between 1995-2000.

Available from R. V. Roger , and other suppliers from the UK/Europe with Wooden Shoe Bulb Farm from the USA

 

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Dahlia INDEX link to Tuber Description Page

Flower Colour

Flowering Months

Group 1(b). Single Dahlias - Singles

Dahlia 'Summertime'
...
...

Pale Primrose-Yellow
with Gold centre
...

June, July, August,
September, October,
November

Group 2. Anemone-Flowered Dahlias

Dahlia 'Purpinka'
...
Dahlia 'Toto'
...

Deep Plum-Purple
with Purple centre
White
with Golden centre

July, August
...
June, July, August,
September, October

Group 3(a). Collarette Dahlias - Collarette Singles

Dahlia 'Alstergruss'
...

Orange-Red
with Yellow centre

June, July, August,
September, October

Group 4(a). Waterlily Dahlias - Medium-flowered

Dahlia 'Glory of
Heemstede'

Sulphur-Yellow
...

July, August, September, October, November

Group 4(b). Waterlily Dahlias - Small-flowered

Dahlia 'Gerrie Hoek'
...
...
Dahlia 'Twilight Time'
...

Shell Pink
...
...
White and Purple Blends
...

June, July, August,
September, October,
November
July, August,
September, October

Group 5(a) - Decorative Dahlias - Giant-flowered

Dahlia 'Edinburgh'
...
Dahlia 'Fleur'
...
Dahlia 'Kelvin Floodlight'
Dahlia 'White Perfection'
...
...

Bicoloured - Dark Red with White tips
Pure White with pale Yellow centre
Primrose-Yellow
White
...
...

June, July, August
...
June, July, August
...
June, July, August
June, July, August,
September, October,
November

Group 5(b) - Decorative Dahlias - Large-flowered

Dahlia 'Red/White
Fubuki

Red with White edges
...

July, August, September, October

Group 5(c) - Decorative Dahlias - Medium-flowered

Dahlia 'Duet'
...
Dahlia 'Funny Face'
...
...
Dahlia 'Golden Emblem'
Dahlia 'Lilac Time'
...
...
Dahlia 'Rosella'
...
Dahlia 'Smokey'
...
Dahlia 'Snow Country'
...
...

Bicoloured - Blood-Red with White tips
Bright Yellow with Red Variegation
...
Yellow
Lilac and White Blends
...
...
Purple
...
Dark Pink and White Variegated
White
...
...

July, August,
September, October
June, July, August,
September, October,
November
June, July, August
June, July,
August, September,
October, November
July, August,
September, October
July, August,
September
July, August,
September, October,
November

Group 5(d) - Decorative Dahlias - Small-flowered

Dahlia 'Abba'
...
...
Dahlia 'Arabian Night'
...
...
Dahlia 'Arnhem'
...
Dahlia 'Canary Fubuki'
...
Dahlia 'Christine'
...
Dahlia 'Claudette'
...
Dahlia 'Cobra'
...
...
Dahlia 'El Paso'
...
...
Dahlia 'Gallery
Vincent
'
...
Dahlia 'Sisa'
...
Dahlia 'Wittem'
...
...

Scarlet-Red
...
...
Dark Red
...
...
Bright Red
...
Decasplit Soft Yellow fading to light Lemon Yellow
Bright Pink
with a light centre
Bright Lilac-Purple
...
Rusty-Orange, paler
on outer petals,
Red reverse
Pink and
Yellow Blends
...
Yellow and Orange
Blends
...
Yellow
...
White and Pink
Blends
...

July, August,
September, October,
November
July, August,
September, October,
November
July, August,
September, October
July, August,
September, October
July, August,
September, October
June, July,
August, September
June, July, August,
September, October,
November
June, July, August,
September, October,
November
June, July, August,
September, October,
November
July, August,
September, October
June, July, August,
September, October,
November

Group 5(e) - Decorative Dahlias - Miniature-flowered

Dahlia 'Gallery
Cezanne
'
...
Dahlia 'Little Tiger'
...
...

Yellow
...
...
Bicolour of Red
with White tips
...

June, July, August,
September, October,
November
June, July, August,
September, October,
November

Group 6(b) - Ball Dahlias - Miniature Ball

Dahlia 'Orange Nugget'
...
Dahlia 'Stolze
von Berlin
'
...

Orange
...
Lilac-Pink
...
...

July, August,
September, October
June, July, August,
September, October, November

Group 7 - Pompon Dahlias

Dahlia 'Golden
Sceptre
'

Canary-Yellow
...

July, August,
September, October

Group 8(c) - Cactus Medium-flowered

Dahlia 'Garden
Princess
'
...
Dahlia 'Nuit d'Ete'
...
Dahlia 'Orfeo'
...
...

Yellow and Pink
Blends
...
Dark Red
...
Purple and
Raspberry
...

June, July, August,
September, October, November
July, August,
September, October
June, July, August,
September, October, November

Group 8(d) - Cactus - Small-flowered

Dahlia 'Playa Blanca'
...

White
...

August, September,
October

Group 9(b) - Semi-Cactus Dahlias - Large-flowered

Dahlia 'Colour Spectacle'
...
...

Bright Orange
with White tips
...

July, August,
September, October,
November

Group 9(d) - Semi-Cactus Dahlias - Small-flowered

Dahlia 'Extase'
...
...
Dahlia 'Hayley Jane'
...
Dahlia 'Ludwig
Helfert
'
...

Pink and Yellow
Blends
...
White and Purple
Bicoloured
Orange
...
...

June, July, August,
September, October, November
August, September,
October, November
June, July, August,
September, October, November

Group 9(e) - Semi-Cactus Dahlias -Miniature-flowered

Dahlia 'Autumn Fairy'
...
Dahlia 'Munchen'

Soft Orange, Bronze at the centre
Sunshine-Yellow

July, August,
September, October
June, July, August

Group 10PE(c) - Miscellaneous Dahlias - Small-flowered

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'
...

Rich Red
...

July, August,
September

 

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NDS CLASSIFICATION GROUP
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