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Thomas Edison Dinnerplate Dahlia

Dahlia 'Thomas Edison'
SKU: HC008656
per Bag of 3
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'Thomas Edison' is a Dinnerplate Dahlia with huge, deep purple flowers that make excellent bouquets.
key features
Botanical Name
Dahlia 'Thomas Edison'
Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy To Grow, Long Bloom Time, Cut Flowers, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10, Zone 11
Hardiness Zone
Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10, Zone 11
Lift in colder zones
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Mature Height
36-40" tall
Bulb Spacing
1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost


36-40" tall. 'Thomas Edison' Dinnerplate Dahlia has huge 8" diameter deep purple flowers and starts blooming in mid-summer when planted in late spring. Dahlias love lots of heat and sun and enjoy a compost-enriched, well-drained garden loam for best performance. Easy-to-grow, Dahlias are a non-stop source of summer cut flowers. 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.