The Thomas A. Edison variety is a stunning deep purple color. It is very easy to stop and admire the blooms. You will be asking yourself why didn’t you plant more of these since they are breathtaking. We provide them in #1 clumps so you get the best product available.
Dinnerplate Dahlias are gardeners' delights all over the globe. They command attention since their blooms can be the size of your dinner plate. They reward gardeners with an abundance of blooms starting in mid to late summer through frost. Typically they are not bothered by diseases and have attractive foliage until frost.
Blooms are 6-8” wide
USDA Zones 8-10 (Hardy in these zones, lift and store in winter in other zones)
Summer to Fall
Bloom Duration: Continuous Blooms through frost starting in mid to late summer
Great for Mass Plantings, Borders, and Cutting Gardens.
Great for butterflies and other pollinators
Ships starting in mid to late March
Key Planting Tips
Plant in full sun with the crown 1-2” below the soil. Space Dinnerplate dahlias about 3’ apart from any neighbor. Plant when the soil is 60 degrees, well past any frost danger.
Dahlias love rich soil that and dinnerplates thrive in neutral to slightly acidic soil. You can amend soil with 10-10-10 or something similar. Just make sure the first number (nitrogen) is 5 or 10. You can fertilize every 4 weeks to help achieve large blossoms.
Don’t water until the Dahlia sprouts. If your soil is very dry, water the soil first and then let it stand for 30 minutes before planting. Mulch around your plant leaving bare dirt directly above the tuber.
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