Dahlia Peony-flowering type
Semi double flowers (4-5" / 10-13 cm) with open centers that are surrounded by two or three rows of petals that are often twisted or curled. Most varieties have beautiful bronze-purple or burgundy coloured foliage which creates a wonderful contrast with the bright colourful flowers.
What You Need To Know Before You Plant:
When Will This Flower Bloom?
Mid Summer continuous into late Fall
When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?
What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?
Full sun to dappled shade
What Color Will the Flower Be?
See 'popular varieties'
How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?
18 in / 45 cm
How Deep Should I Dig?
(see planting note) in
How Tall Will It Grow?
30-40 in / 75-100 cm
Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?
How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?
In borders, perennial- and flower-beds, containers and for cutflowers.
Other Popular Varieties
'Bishop of Auckland' (dark red), 'Bishop of Canterbury' (deep purple), 'Bishop of Llandaff' (red), 'Bishop of Oxford' (orange) and 'Bishop of York' (bronze-yellow).
* PLANTING NOTE: do not plant too deep, the crown of the tuber should be just below or at soil level. Adjust your planting dept according to the size of the tuber.
About the Family
Central America, Mexico and Columbia. The Aztecs gathered and cultivated dahlias for food, ceremonial and decorative purposes and the long woody stems of one variety was used for small pipes. The dahlia is named after 18th century Swedish botanist Anders Dahl. It was named the national flower of Mexico in 1963.Read More About the Family