Dahlia x hybrida Dalaya Amba

Gold Medal Approved Novelty

After winning a Gold Medal for Dalaya Yogi in 2013, Selecta one’s expertise in Dahlia breeding is recognised again for the latest addition in the Dalaya series: Amba. With its large, semi-double dark red flowers and attractive black centre, Amba is really the mother of garden meditation. Stunning in borders, this new Dahlia also looks fantastic in pots and containers.

A Gold Medal stands for a true breakthrough in breeding and Dalaya Amba fits the bill. The Fleuroselect jury was highly impressed by the strikingly large semi-double dark red flowers and darker bronze foliage. The variety branches well and has shorter flower stems. This all makes it a worthy Gold Medal winner!

Market Value

Growers will love Dalaya Amba because it is fast to produce, needs little PGR and is mildew resistant. Thanks to its attractive, large flower and long shelf life, this new winner will perform well at retail level. Consumers will adore Amba as it is low-maintenance and is perfect for pollinators attracting bees to the garden. Its huge, dark red flowers and bronze foliage catch the eye of every garden lover. Amba, for growers and retailers who are completely zen.

Background Information

Dahlia is named after the Swedish botanist Anders Dahl. Dahlia is a genus of bushy tuberous, perennial plants native to Mexico, Central America and Columbia. Dahlias originally arrived in Europe via Madrid at the end of the 18th Century. From the few plants surviving the journey from Mexico, crossings were made that were at the origin of the thousands of brightly coloured cultivars existing now. Following up on Yogi, Amba is the second Dahlia in Selecta one’s successful Dalaya series that is awarded a Gold Medal.

Technical information

Novelty Characteristic:
Large, semi-double, dark red flowers with black centre; darker bronze foliage; good branching and shorter flower stems
Dark red with black centre
Bedding and containers
Height 40 cm, Spread 40 cm, upright form

Stick the unrooted cuttings in week 8 at 20°C reducing the temperature after 3 weeks to 18°C. Pot in week 12 in pot size T13 and pinch approx. 10 days later. Grow on at 14°C. Flowers in week 18.

Plant out in containers or beds. Likes a sunny spot.

Registration details

Selecta one
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Protection Period:
8 years
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