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Dahlia Colour Spectacle

Cactus Dahlia
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Fiery Orange Prolific Flowering
A statuesque beauty in autumnal color! Layers of rich pumpkin-orange petals each tipped in white appear as though they just received a French manicure. Dahlia Colour Spectacle is considered a semi-Cactus Dahlia as outer petals are more quilled while inner petals remain more horizontal. Flowers are approximately 7-8Ē. *NOTE: Bulbs will need to be lifted in fall in zones 3-7.

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Code BDACS
Patent
Plant Type Bulbs
Species
Height Tall 40"
Spacing Plant 18-24" apart
Bloom Time Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Zones
3-10
Soil Type Normal, Acidic
Water Needs Medium
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Special Features

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Long-Blooming

Planting Sites

  • OK in Containers

Dahlia General Information

Dahlias are available in a variety of forms and colors from little starburst blossoms to plate-size flowers. Gardeners adore their easy-growing disposition and the flowers are favorites for cut flower arrangements. Their bursts of colorful flowers provide months of summertime color. All our accent annuals are guaranteed to reach you in good condition and to grow, but we can't guarantee annuals to overwinter. Will be an annual except in zones 8-10 but can be stored over the winter in colder zones. Instructions

Dahlia Plant Care

Hardy in zones 8-10. Dahlias are best started indoors four to six weeks before the desired outdoor planting date. Transfer outside when danger of frost has subsided. Dahlia flowers are generated from tubers which prefer well-drained, acidic loam soil. They will grow relatively well in any soil that isnít soggy. To prepare soil, dig down 8-12 inches and add compost to planting hole. Lay the tuber sprout-side up 3 inches deep and cover soil. Water sparingly until first sprouts are produced then increase to 2-3 times per week. Do not let them dry out. Lift tubers in the fall in zones 3-7. Brush off excess dirt and lay them in a dry, but shady, location for a few days. Store in a cool, dry, frost-free location over winter. Replant the following spring after the last frost.