The name Redskin derives from the plant's bronze-green foliage. 3-inch flowers on 20-inch plants bloom from mid-summer to fall. An excellent cutting flower in colors of white, apricot, yellow, pink, and red. Tubers can be dug in the fall for use the following year.
Germination: 15-21 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65--70ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and lightly cover the seed
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-10 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-70ºF soil temperatures. Transplant after the last frost date, 12-18” apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sowing outdoors only in areas with a long growing season
Growth Habit: Upright
Height and Width: 18-20" by 12-18"
Light Needs: Sun
Soil Needs: Average to fertile, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 80-90 Days
Uses: Flower Beds, containers, cut flowers
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before planting. During the heat of summer, they will need to be watered a few times a week. Apply a liquid fertilizer every 3-4 weeks or use a time-release fertilizer at planting time. Supply a support structure for Tall dahlias when they are blooming. Dig tubers in fall to store over winter for planting the following season.