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Myrtle's Folly Dahlia

Dahlia 'Myrtle's Folly'
SKU: HC017248
per Bag of 3
No longer available this season.
Myrtle’s Folly Dahlia knocks it out of the park with stunning shades of peach, apricot and raspberry. Like a summer sunset, Myrtle’s Folly is a unique and beautiful addition to a summer garden, blooming from mid-summer to first frost.
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Botanical Name
Dahlia 'Myrtle's Folly'
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10, Zone 11
Hardiness Zone
Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10, Zone 11
Lift in colder zones
Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy To Grow, Long Bloom Time, Cut Flowers, Container Planting
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
48" tall
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost


Myrtle’s Folly Dahlia is a welcome addition to a sunny perennial bed, cutting garden, or any spot where spectacular color is desired. The 6-8" flowers with lacinated petals twist and shimmer creating an almost fuzzy look. At 4-5 ft. tall, this dahlia blooms from July to October with plentiful flowers for both cutting and enjoying in the garden. Plant 6” deep in a full sun location in well-drained, compost enriched soil once the soil has warmed to about 60 degrees. When the plant has reached 12" tall, pinch back 3-4" to encourage basal stems (for more flowers and longer flower stems) Stake plants while they are young and tie it to the stake as needed for support. Lovely when planted near roses, Oriental Lilies, hummingbird mint and many summer to fall bloomers, they add great color and form to the garden. Dahlias don’t open much once picked, so pick them when they’re almost completely open and use a flower preservative to prolong flower life. In zones 3-7, Dahlias may be planted as annuals or dug up after first frost, cleaned, and dried for a few days. Store them in moist sand or sawdust in cardboard boxes in a cool (35-50 degree F), dark place until spring’s warmth returns. They may be started in pots 6 weeks before the last frost date for an extra head start. Once you grow a Dahlia it’s easy to see why they are one of the most beloved summer flowers.