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Dinnerplate Dahlia Mix Bulbs (6-Pack)

Dinnerplate Dahlia Mix Bulbs (6-Pack)

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  • $ 2999

Long vase life . Excellent and easy to place in cut flower arrangements . Flowers bloom from the "dog days of summer" through the first light frosts of autumn . Prefer full sun to very light shade . Bloom time: mid-summer to fall . May require staking or caging in windy areas . Grows 36 in. - 48 in. tall . Plant 12 in. - 36 in. apart . Perennial in zones 9-11; store indoors in colder areas . Growing instructions, because dahlias can range in height from a mere 7 in. to approximately 48 in., it is important to select their location in the garden carefully, low growing varieties look best close to the edge of a border with taller varieties progressing to the back, all dahlias should be planted after all danger of frost has passed, choose a sunny location that drains well, dig a hole about 12 in. deep and allow 12 in. to 36 in. of space between tubers depending on variety, amend the soil with peat moss or compost and place half of it back into the hole, lay the tubers out flat in the soil, replace the remaining amended soil, do not water until shoots appear, water deeply 2-3 times per week, for larger blooms, buds should be pinched back, on varieties where buds appear in clusters of 3, pinch off 2 of the buds leaving only the center bud to flower, pinching buds back will help to retain the size and shape of the plant . Dahlias are winter hardy in zones 8-10, in all other zones, dig up the tubers carefully after the first fall frost has killed the foliage, let the tubers dry thoroughly and pack them in sawdust, dry sand, or peat moss, store the tubers in a cool (40° - 45°), dry place, in the spring, separate the tubers from the stalks leaving about 1 in. of stalk attached, each tuber must have a bud or an eye to bloom, replant and enjoy

Dinnerplate dahlias are best known for their large flowers ranging from 8 in. to 10 in. in diameter. Bloomsz brings shades of purple, yellow, and red in the Dinnerplate Dahlia Mix. It's easy to add splashes of color to borders and beds. Grow them in a "cutting garden" to use in delightful summer arrangements or to share with friends and neighbors. Their long bloom time will provide bursts of color when most other species have faded away.

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