Dark Angel Dahlia Dracula

 
  • Red Dark Angel Dahlia Dracula, Dahlia, Dark Angel Dahlia Series

Dahlia Dark Angel® 'Dracula' brings dark rich colors to the garden with dark purple-red flowers and deeply colored purple foliage.

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Zones 8 - 10
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Easy to grow
Good for Cut Flowers
Good for Containers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Bulb Spacing1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Bag of 3
SKU HSB8T03

Details

20-24" tall. Dahlia Dark Angel® 'Dracula' brings dark rich colors to the garden with his dark purple-red flowers and deeply colored purple foliage. The dark foliage provides a rich background for all the flowers around it. This is a daisy-type Dahlia that provides many wonderful cut flowers and starts blooming in mid-summer when planted in late spring. It. Dahlias love lots of heat and sun and enjoy a compost enriched, well drained garden loam for best performance. Easy to grow, protect them in windy areas by staking. Cold hardy in zones 8-10. In colder zones lift the bulbs in fall and store in a cool place over the winter. Hybridized from plants native to Central and South America.
SKU HSB8T03
Common Name Dark Angel Dahlia Dracula
Botanical Name Dark Angel Dahlia Dracula
Zones 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red
Foliage Dark purple-red foliage.
Mature Height 10-12" tall
Bulb Spacing 1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Bulbs/Tubers should be planted 1" to 2" below the soil line.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Acidic Soil
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Easy to grow, Good for Cut Flowers, Good for Containers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Additional Information Can be grown as annuals in zones 3-7. Hardy in zones 8 – 10.
Poisonous Tubers and leaves are toxic if eaten in large amounts.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Summer Blooming Bulbs, including popular varieties such as gladiolus and dahlias, are planted in the spring and bloom in the summer. Most of these bulbs are tropical and require warm weather to be planted. There must not be any danger of frost and your ground temperature must have reached 55 degrees Fahrenheit before planting. Many of our summer blooming bulbs can be planted as perennials in zones 9-10 (zone 8 if mulched), but should be treated as annuals in cooler climates. You can lift them and store them in the fall, or bring patio pots inside before frost. See page 15 of our Planting Guide for a bulb depth planting illustration.

Growing Dahlias: Plant Dahlia tubers after spring frosts in good garden soil with full sun. Dahlias must be protected from high winds, so we suggest you position them against a wall or be ready to stake them. Keep the plants well-watered and free of bugs, applying flower fertilizer as they grow. Your dahlias will be in full bloom by July or August, with the enormous flowers continuing to bloom until frost. As frost threatens, pull up the roots and trim off the stems. You can store the tubers in a cool dry place until the following spring.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

Wildflower Seed & Grass Seed Orders ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

Make Fast Even Faster: For ‘Rush’ same week delivery, please call customer service at 800-925-9387.

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4.0

Great container plant for foliage and flowers

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from Walsenburg, CO

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Bees Like It
  • Great Foliage Color

Cons

  • Not Hardy In Cold Climate

Best Uses

  • Containers
  • Garden

Comments about High Country Gardens Dark Angel Dahlia Dracula:

Need to lift for winter so I planted them in containers to make it easier. Even before the pretty flowers came I enjoyed the dramatic foliage color.

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5.0

Beautiful red

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from Oh

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Healthy
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Difficult To Store

Best Uses

  • Garden

Comments about High Country Gardens Dark Angel Dahlia Dracula:

Very pretty

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Q & A

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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