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Melody Allegro Dahlia

Intriguing color on a compact plant

  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 24 inches
  • Zone: 3-11
  • Flowering Date: July - October

We ship this item in Spring

72515-Melody Allegro Dahlia

3 per pack $14.99

Melody Allegro Dahlia

Description
Melody Allegro has petals that are orange, pink, salmon, and even tones of lilac, sometimes all at once. Gardeners who have planted this waterlily-type dahlia are always surprised by the range of colors on one plant. The compact plant produces larger, 4-5" decorative, almost round flowers, with petals that have a water-colored look. The sturdy plant is freely branching and produces lots of flowers from early summer until the first frost. Blooming prolifically all season, this Dahlia strikes a long-lasting note in the front of a flower border or in a large container. Compact (just 24" tall) and freely branching. Planted in masses, Dahlias fill gaps that develop in the perennial border and make excellent potted plants (1 tuber in a 12" pot). They prefer full sun, though partial shade will work in the South, and they like rich soil and even moisture. With few pests or diseases to trouble it, this dahlia will just keep blooming when other annuals and perennials peter out. It's long lived in arrangements too, lasting 7-10 days without fail. Easy-to-grow, and not bothered by deer, rabbits or other garden pests, though bees and butterflies love it. Dahlia decorative ?Melody Allegro' PP16799
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure3
  • Botanical NameDahlia decorative 'Melody Allegro'
  • Ships AsNO. 1 TUBER
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread15 - 20 inches
  • Spacing15 - 20 inches
  • Hardiness Zone3-11
  • Flowering DateJuly - October
  • Planting InstructionsPlant 2" deep and 1.5 - 2' apart, preferably full sun. They tolerate a semi-shaded spot, but they will be less compact and have less flowers.
  • Winter CareDahlias are not hardy. Dig the tubers in fall and store in dry peat moss in a dry cool and frost free location (basement). Dry tubers for a few days (preferably outside) before storing.
  • Flower Color:yellow, pink
  • Flower FormDecorative, 5" flowersize
  • Foliage TypeMid green, pinnate leaves with ovate leaflets
  • Soil RequirementWell drained, humus enriched for best performance
  • Watering RequirementAverage Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
  • PruningRemove spent flower heads to encourage more blooms and create a more bushy plant.
  • Unique CharactersticsDeRee: Compact, excellent for container use
  • ShippedNO. 1 TUBER
  • Height/Habit24 inches
  • Growth RateFast once established, which takes approximately 4 - 6 weeks
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 4/30/18 - 6/8/18
5A-6B 4/30/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/25/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/25/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-4: June 4th, 2018
Zones 5-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 21st, 2018

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Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.

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