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Dinner Plate Dahlia 'Loretta'

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Belonging to the Dahlia genus (Dahlia pinnata 'Loretta'), Loretta is a variety of Dinner Plate Dahlia. This variety is a Flower that typically grows as an Perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Loretta is known for growing to a height of approximately 90.0 cm (that's 2.93 feet in imperial).

Being a fairly low maintenance plant, Loretta Dinner Plate Dahlia is normally quite easy to grow provided a minimum level of care is given throughout the year. It will be helpful to note the correct soil, sun and water needs of this plant to ensure that this plant thrives.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Loretta have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Loretta

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Loretta is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.

Growing Loretta from seed

Sow 0.39 inches (1.0 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 20°C / 68°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Loretta about 60 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Loretta

As Loretta is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Loretta

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