Tried & True Dinnerplate Dahlia Collection

Tried & True Dinnerplate Dahlia Collection is composed of three favorite Dahlias with dinner-plate sized blooms that just shout out big color. Thomas Edison, Kelvin Floodlight and Babylon Red Dahlias are all are classic favorites and will provide abundant 6-10" flowers. Blooming from mid-summer to frost, they will provide bright, beautiful cut flowers and light up the garden. Collection of three varieties, 9 bulbs (tubers) total.
Zones2 - 10
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Good For Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Plant SizeDinnerplate Dahlia Thomas Edison: 36-40" tall
Dinnerplate Dahlia Kelvin Floodlight: 36-48" tall
Dinnerplate Dahlia Babylon Red: 44-48" tall
Bulb Spacing1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeMid summer until frost
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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SizeCollection of 9
SKUHC017034

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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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.

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SKUHC017034
Common Name
Tried & True Dinnerplate Dahlia Collection
Item Package Size
Collection of 9
Flower Color
Mixed
Flower Size
8-10" flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost
Mature Height
Dinnerplate Dahlia Thomas Edison: 36-40" tall
Dinnerplate Dahlia Kelvin Floodlight: 36-48" tall
Dinnerplate Dahlia Babylon Red: 44-48" tall
Bulb Spacing
1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Planting Depth
Bulbs / Tubers should be planted 1-2" below the soil line.
Amount Of Rain
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Good For Cut Flowers
Additional Information
Can be grown as an annual in zones 3-7. Hardy in zones 8-10.
Zones
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Item Unit Of Measure
Tuber
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Tubers and leaves are toxic if eaten in large amounts.
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides
Planting and Caring for Pre-Planned Gardens & Collections

Soil Preparation: Remember that proper soil preparation is the key to healthy, vigorous blooming perennials. Use Yum Yum Mix and a high quality compost at recommended rates to prepare the soil. Inoculate the plant roots with Plant Success mycorrhizal inoculant. Planting: Plant according to the mature size of the plant. Don’t be tempted to put the plants too close based on their size in the pots. They’ll grow quickly and cover the space shown in the planting map. (Maps included only with Pre-Planned Gardens, not Collections.)

Fertilizing: Once annually in mid-fall, after plants begin to go dormant. Use Yum Yum Mix or Yum Yum Mix Winterizer at recommended rates to improve the soil and provide essential plant nutrients.Use it with high quality compost, mix half and half by volume and spread on top of the soil. Scratch it in lightly and water thoroughly. It is also beneficial to treat the plant roots with Plant Success® mycorrhizal root inoculant if you didn’t do so at planting time. (Inoculation only needs to be done once.)

Mulching: In arid climates mulching is very beneficial. Coarse textured composts, shredded leaves, pine needles and composted bark are all excellent mulch materials. Apply to a depth of 1-2 inches. Replenish annually (or as needed).


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