Dahlia Franz Kafka

Pompon Dahlia
$6.95 ea.
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Tightly cupped petals form lilac-pink honeycombed 2-3” blossoms. The vast number of flowers on this stunner rivals Dahlias with larger flowers. Dahlia Franz Kafka is named after a 20th century author. A charming story about this author – in 1923, Kafka consoled a little girl he met in the park by writing dozens of letters to her, posing as her missing doll. The letters continued until the end of Kafka’s life. *NOTE: Bulbs will need to be lifted in fall in zones 3-7.

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Plant Type Bulbs

Species

Height Tall 36-48"

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 annual bulbs and tubers 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. Dahlias will only last one year (except in zones 8-10) but can be lifted and stored over the winter in colder zones. Here are Instructions for doing that. Our Dahlias are guaranteed to reach you in good condition and to grow, but our guarantee does not cover winter losses.

Dahlia Plant Care

Dahlia flowers are generated from tubers which prefer well-drained loamy soil that does not stay 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 with soil. Water sparingly until first sprouts are produced then increase to 2-3 times per week. Do not let them dry out for long periods. Dahlias will return next year in zones 8-10, but tubers can be lifted, overwintered, and replanted in zones 3-7 by following these Instructions. Dahlias can be started indoors four to six weeks before the frost free outdoor planting date if desired, then transferred outside when danger of frost has subsided.

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% guarantee for all our accent annuals and bulbs to reach you in good condition and come up. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We ship accent annuals and bulbs based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring-Planted Accent Annuals

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall-Planted Bulbs

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October

Holiday Bulbs

  • Early November through mid December