Emory Paul Dinnerplate Dahlia is the largest flowering Dahlia we know of, with whopping 12-14" flowers in brilliant deep pink with light pink edges. Standing tall, they are a dramatic, colorful addition to the summer garden.
The Emory Paul Dahlia keeps summer sizzling with pillowy, hot-pink flowers that dwarf others. Plant these perennials in full sun in a sheltered location and provide plenty of water for the biggest possible blooms. Emory Paul Dahlia has sturdy stems but be prepared to stake them if necessary. Early pinching (at about 18") will promote bushier plants and more flowers. For the largest flowers, monitor flower buds, as too many will likely make smaller blooms. A pollinator favorite–butterflies and hummingbirds love it. Plant with sunflowers for extra fun. 36-48" tall x 24" wide.
Emory Paul Dinnerplate Dahlia
Dinnerplate Dahlia Emory Paul
Item Package Size
Bag of 3
Up to 14" flowers
Mid summer until frost
1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Bulbs / Tubers should be planted 1-2" below the soil line.
Attract Butterflies, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Tubers and leaves are toxic if eaten in large amounts.
Spring / Summer
Ships To Canada
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. Read our article about How To Grow Dahlias.
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.
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