Waltzing Mathilda Single Dahlia

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‘Waltzing Mathilda’ Single Dahlia fills the summer garden with pinwheels of spunky peach and cherry colored blossoms. The 4-inch flowers can vary in their color intensity, and contrast against dark green to purple stems and leaves. Winner of the prestigious RHS Garden of Merit award, this summer-blooming favorite will add a dramatic element to the summer and fall garden. Visible centers help to attract butterflies and bees.
Zones 2 - 10
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Easy To Grow
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height 24-28" tall
Bulb Spacing1 bulb per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeMid summer until frost

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
(24-28" tall x 24" wide) ‘Waltzing Mathilda’ Single Dahlia fills the summer garden in cheerful single flowers of soft pink, often edged in cherry red. Dark green to burgundy foliage provides added interest to the garden bed. ‘Waltzing Mathilda’ is a great addition to a garden border or where a splash of color is needed in the late summer garden. Plentiful 4-inch blooms are favorites of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, and they are long-lasting cut flowers too. The more you cut them, the more they will bloom! Flowering from mid-summer until frost, this easy-to-grow Dahlia is happy in average soil with good drainage in a sunny location (they will tolerate light shade in hot areas). Supply consistent moisture during the growing season.  Great container plants too. In zones 8+ it is perennial. In zones 7-3, dig the tubers after the first frost, and store them in a cool, dry place until replanting them in spring, or treat them as annuals and simply plant them every spring so you can enjoy the wide and wild  world of Dahlias.
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Associated SKUsAM018855
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Common Name
Waltzing Mathilda Single Dahlia
Botanical Name
Single Dahlia Waltzing Mathilda
Garden of Merit
Flower Color
Flower Size
4" flowers
Serrated oval-shaped dark-green to purple-bronze foliage.
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost
Mature Height
24-28" tall
Bulb Spacing
1 bulb per sq. ft.
Bulb Size
#1 Clump
Planting Depth
Bulbs/Tubers should be planted 1" to 2" below the soil line.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Acidic Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Additional Information
Perennial in zones 8-10. Annual in zones 3-7.
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Tubers and leaves are toxic if eaten in large amounts. Toxic to dog,cats and horses.
Neonicotinoid Free
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
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No longer available this season.

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