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Perfect Partners Dahlia Indian Summer

Dark Leaf Dahlia

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Dark Foliage Rivals Bright Flowers
Dahlia Indian Summer are dark-leafed varieties that produce flowers in vibrant colors. Single flowers are dark pink with a red halo and orange red with straw-yellow petal tips. The 3Ē single flowers with their open blooms allow butterflies and bees easy access to their pollen and nectar laden centers. A Perfect Partners collection, Dahlia Indian Summer with its bronzed to deeper purple foliage provides stunning contrast to abundant green foliaged perennials. *NOTE: Bulbs will need to be lifted in fall in zones 3-7.

Code BPPDI

Patent

Plant Type Bulbs

Species

Height Medium 22"

Spacing Plant 6" apart

Bloom Time Late Summer to Early Fall

Sun / Shade Full Sun

Zones 3-10

Soil Type Normal, Acidic

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Bags of 2

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Long-Blooming

Planting Sites

  • OK in Containers

Perfect Partners General Information

Dahlias are available in a variety of forms and colors from little starburst blossoms to large decorative-sized 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

Perfect Partners 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.

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