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Dahlia First Love

Happy Single® Dark Leaf Dahlia
$5.95 ea.
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Dahlia Happy Single® (HS) First Love features early flowering peach-pink and soft touches of buttery yellow blossoms with a narrow orange-red ring around a chocolate-brown button disc. Not to be outdone by its beautiful flowers, the dark colored freely-branching foliage provides an exotic backdrop. Single Dahlias with their open blooms allow butterflies and bees easy access to their pollen and nectar laden centers. Patented. *NOTE: Bulbs will need to be lifted in fall in zones 3-7.

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Code BDALO
Patent PP16,984
Plant Type Bulbs
Species
Height Medium 24"
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

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • 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 isn’t 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.