An exquisite informal decorative dahlia in hues of deep yellow to bronze on sturdy stems. An excellent variety for cut flowers. Named for the creator of the gardens at Meadowburn Farm; gardener, writer, and founding member of the Garden Club of America.
Type: informal decorative
Bloom size: 8″-10″
Plant height: 8′
Bloom time: July – October
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Dahlia ‘Helena Rutherfurd Ely’ is an exquisite informal decorative dahlia in hues of deep yellow to bronze. Long, strong stems make this variety excellent for cut flowers.
Our heirloom dahlia collection consists of seven dahlia varieties that have been growing in the gardens at Meadowburn Farm since Ely’s era. For over 100 years, these same dahlias have been planted, dug, stored, and divided in the same way by the Meadowburn gardeners. Read more about the history of Meadowburn’s heirloom dahlias.
Dahlias are tuberous rooted perennials native to Mexico and Central America, and can be grown as perennials in zones 8 and above. In zones 7 and below, dahlia tubers must be dug and stored for the winter. Dahlias perform best in a location with full sun and good drainage. Review our dahlia care guide for more tips on growing dahlias in your garden.