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Philadelphia Dinnerplate Dahlia Mix

Hot colors for contemporary floral arrangements

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  • Three showy dinnerplate sized cultivars
  • Packs a punch in borders and bouquets
  • Trendy color combinations
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 40 - 44 inches
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Flowering Date: July - October
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Philadelphia Dinnerplate Dahlia Mix

Description
Dahlias—these "dinnerplate" varieties in particular—are ideal for showing off, with massive, expressive, petal packed blooms. Our Philadelphia Mix is expertly designed for the most fashionable color combinations. Cafe au Lait is a dahlia that's got the attention of florists everywhere for wedding arrangements. The most popular shades of beige, peach and blush combine on teaming, soft petals for a light and lavish bloom. It pairs sensationally with the sunburst tones of Noordwijks Glorie. Then the deeper crimson color in Philadelphia's blooms adds some fire to this mix, really rounding it out beautifully. Enjoy them in a border or as cut flowers, they'll be raking in the compliments either way. There's just a few easy tips to follow to get your blooms to that coveted dinnerplate size—first, you'll want to divert all energy to that large central bloom. Snip off any side buds that form, so they don't sap vital energy. Be sure any fertilizer is low nitrogen, and compost isn't used, because excess nitrogen weakens dahlia stems and stunts bloom development. After that, just get your best vase ready for outstanding arrangements. Dahlia 'Philadelphia' (2), 'Café' au Lait' (1), 'Noordwijks Glorie' (2)
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure5
  • Botanical NameDahlia decorative 'Philadelphia', 'Café au Lait', 'Noordwijks Glorie'
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread24 - 30 inches
  • Spacing24 - 30 inches
  • Hardiness Zone4-9
  • Flowering DateJuly - October
  • Planting InstructionsPlant tubers with sprouts 1 - 2" below the soil surface. Full sun for best flowering.
  • Winter CareDahlias are not hardy. They must be dug up in fall and stored in a frost free location in areas that go below 35 degrees F in winter.
  • Flower Color:mixed
  • Flower FormFully double blooms approximately 8 - 10" across.
  • Foliage TypeMid green, pinnate leaves with ovate leaflets.
  • Soil RequirementSandy well drained soil. Will tolerate a wide range of soils except heavy clay.
  • PruningRemove spent flower heads to encourage more blooms and create a more bushy plant.
  • Additional InformationSnip off side buds to get the largest central blooms. Provide a low nitrogen fertilizer. Avoid compost and high nitrogen water soluble fertilizers, they weaken stems and stunt bloom development.
  • Lift Zone4- 6
  • ShippedTUBER
  • Height/Habit40 - 44 inches
  • Growth RateModerate to fast.
Shipping Information
When will my order ship?

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

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 5/6/19 - 6/21/19
5A-6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A & 7B 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & 8B 2/18/19 - 6/21/19
9A-10B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date June 17th, 2019

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Dahlia

Dahlia - Unboxing/Planting Delayed
Dahlia - Unboxing/Planting Delayed
Dahlia - Site Prep
Dahlia - Site Prep
Dahlia - Planting
Dahlia - Planting
Dahlia - Planting in a Container
Dahlia - Planting in a Container
Dahlia - Pruning/Winter Care
Dahlia - Pruning/Winter Care
Dahlia - Planting Tips
Dahlia - Planting Tips

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