With our Tried & True Dinnerplate Dahlia Collection, three of the classics are yours for a color-filled summer. Dinnerplate Dahlia ‘Thomas Edison’ flowers with almost electric purple double blooms, ‘Kelvin Floodlight’ Dahlia lights up the garden with bright clear yellow flowers and ‘Babylon Red’ Dahlia shines with fire engine red blossoms. All are tall plants that like full sun to perform their best. Plant them along a wall or be prepared to stake them if their flowers need support. Fantastic cut flowers, the more you cut them, the more they bloom. Butterflies and hummingbirds love them too. Dahlias are some of the easiest and most rewarding flowers to grow, and we make it easy to get started with this fabulous trio. Collection of three varieties, 9 bulbs (tubers) total.
*Does not include planting map.
Tried & True Dinnerplate Dahlia Collection
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Collection of 9
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mid - Late Summer, Early - Mid Fall, Mid - Late Fall
Mid summer until frost
Dinnerplate Dahlia Thomas Edison: 36-40" tall
Dinnerplate Dahlia Kelvin Floodlight: 36-48" tall
Dinnerplate Dahlia Babylon Red: 44-48" tall
1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Bulbs / Tubers should be planted 1-2" below the soil line.
|Amount Of Rain||
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Sandy Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Acidic Soil
Average, Well Draining
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Attract Butterflies, Cut Flowers
Can be grown as an annual in zones 3-7. Hardy in zones 8-10.
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals||
Tubers and leaves are toxic if eaten in large amounts.
Spring / Summer
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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.
|Zone 2||Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019|
|Zone 3||Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019|
|Zone 4||Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019|
|Zone 5||Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019|
|Zone 6||Shipping begins the week of April 15th, 2019|
|Zone 7||Shipping begins the week of March 25th, 2019|
|Zone 8||Shipping begins the week of March 4th, 2019|
|Zone 9||Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019|
|Zone 10||Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019|