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Dahlia Tubers (Dinnerplate) - Break Out Pre-Sale Now; Ships Spring 2020

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Product Description

Break out of your normal gardening routine with this exquisite new Dahlia! (See what we did there?) Developed in 2002, the giant blooms span about 8-10 inches across and have a lovely pale pink to soft yellow coloring.
  • Planting Instructions

    Dahlia Bulbs (tubers) are available in many catching colors and exotic shapes to give you a spectacular show of color in borders, beds or even containers. They have long been a favorite with gardeners as they are hardy and low maintenance. Dahlias will yield beautiful blooms from mid-summer through fall.

     

    When to Plant your Dahlia Bulbs:

     

    Unlike other bulbs such as Tulips, Dahlias like warm soils so plant Dahlia bulbs during the warmer and longer days of spring. Dahlias are usually planted about the same time you would plant your vegetable patch. Dahlia bulbs can be planted as late as mid-June in most parts of the country.

     

    Where to Plant you Dahlia Bulbs:

     

    Dahlia is an accommodating plant - it will grow almost anywhere! Dahlias will thrive in full sun but can tolerate some partial shade - the more sun, the bigger the flowers. Try to select a location that receives at least 6 hours of sun, sheltered from the wind and with, and this is vital, good drainage.

     

    How to Plant your Dahlia Bulbs:

     

    Dig a hole twice as deep and wide as the Dahlia bulb. Put the tuber in the hole with the “eye” on the tuber facing up. The eye is the point on the shoulder, or crown, of the tuber from which the plant grows. If you are planting a number of dahlias in the same location, they should be separated by about 2 feet to give each plant room to grow. The shorter varieties can be planted closer together. Plan for the rows to be 3 to 5 feet apart depending on the size of the plant. Fill in with soil to just cover the top of the bulb. As you begin to see new growth appear, cover again with soil. Covering the stem gradually will allow the stem to strengthen so it can support the flowers. Unless it is a very dry spring, it is not be necessary to water at the time of planting. The tubers will begin growing with the warmth and moisture in the soil. It is vital that they form a root system early in their planted life to assure a strong and healthy plant. Watering at the time of planting may encourage rot but as soon as your Dahlias are growing above the ground, water deeply to encourage strong roots.

     

    How to Care for your Dahlia Bulbs:

     

    Young dahlia plants do not need a lot of water; in fact, excessive water can lead to rotting of the plant. For larger plants, a good rule of thumb is to water if the rainfall is less than one inch in seven days. Pots require more regular watering. As the plant grows, remove any broken or damaged foliage. Good air circulation, especially near the ground is needed by the plants to prevent powdery mildew. Once the plants are several feet high the lower leaves can be removed to increase air circulation. Your dahlias will continue to bloom prolifically right up until frost. A heavy frost will kill the plant so you may want to dig the half a dozen or more tubers the plant has produced. Those tubers can then be stored and grown next spring!

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Product Reviews

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Global Rating: 5.00 from 2 reviews
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Fast growing, huge blooms

A lovely dahlia. These bloomed at the same time as some other dahlias varieties that I planted a month before. The blooms are huge with substantial, waxy petals. They are not as frilly as some other varieties, and therefore I find that they last longer as cut flowers. They also tend to fend off pests better than my cafe au lait and white perfection varieties.

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New Fav!

I love this dahlia! It’s like a Cafe au lait but with more charm and personality. Blooms were huge and beautiful. The petals have a gold shimmer in the sunlight, they were so so lovely. They will be a part of my dahlia garden from now on.

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