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botanical name:
Dahlia 'Keith's Pet'
Dahlia 'Keith's Pet' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.20m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: purple
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
description:
Smallish single white flowers with yellow centres, set off against very dark purple-bronze foliage.

cultivation:
Moist, but not waterlogged, fertile medium to heavy loam, preferably neutral or very slightly acid. Sunny position. In cool areas, lift tubers in late autumn and overwinter in a frost-free place.

propagation:
By division of tubers or from cuttings.

other notes:
Raised by Dr Keith Hamnett, New Zealand

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