Myrtle’s Folly Dahlia knocks it out of the park with stunning shades of peach, apricot and raspberry. Like a summer sunset, Myrtle’s Folly is a unique and beautiful addition to a summer garden, blooming from mid-summer to first frost.
Myrtle’s Folly Dahlia is a welcome addition to a sunny perennial bed, cutting garden, or any spot where spectacular color is desired. The 6-8" flowers with lacinated petals twist and shimmer creating an almost fuzzy look. At 4-5 ft. tall, this dahlia blooms from July to October with plentiful flowers for both cutting and enjoying in the garden. Plant 6” deep in a full sun location in well-drained, compost enriched soil once the soil has warmed to about 60 degrees. When the plant has reached 12" tall, pinch back 3-4" to encourage basal stems (for more flowers and longer flower stems) Stake plants while they are young and tie it to the stake as needed for support. Lovely when planted near roses, Oriental Lilies, hummingbird mint and many summer to fall bloomers, they add great color and form to the garden. Dahlias don’t open much once picked, so pick them when they’re almost completely open and use a flower preservative to prolong flower life. In zones 3-7, Dahlias may be planted as annuals or dug up after first frost, cleaned, and dried for a few days. Store them in moist sand or sawdust in cardboard boxes in a cool (35-50 degree F), dark place until spring’s warmth returns. They may be started in pots 6 weeks before the last frost date for an extra head start. Once you grow a Dahlia it’s easy to see why they are one of the most beloved summer flowers.
Myrtle's Folly Dahlia
Dahlia Myrtle's Folly
Item Package Size
Bag of 3
Pink, Yellow, White
Up to 8" flowers
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mid summer until frost
1 tuber per sq. ft.
Flower Bulb Size
Bulbs/Tubers should be planted 1" to 2" below the soil line.
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Perennial in zones 8-10. Annual in zones 3-7.
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
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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