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Dinnerplate Dahlia Babylon Red

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This classic Dahlia has brilliant, fire engine red blooms. It is extremely easy to grow, a show-stopper in the garden and is beautiful brought inside for bouquets.

Zones 2 - 10
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 44-48" tall
Bulb Spacing1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Size Bag of 3
SKU ADAHL3

Plant Information

Babylon Red is the big, red Dahlia that everyone loves. It is part of the famous Babylon Series, which are some of the classic Dahlias in solid colors. Dinnerplate Dahlias like this are considered the standards by which new dahlias are judged. Dahlias put on a stunning show both in the garden and cut to bring inside for flower arrangements. With dozens of varieties to choose from, you can literally plant any color combination in your sunny garden for a delightful, stunning show. Try different varieties for a unique combination of blooms in your garden this summer until fall. Dinnerplate Dahlias are, simply put, the large plants with the huge flowers. The always-double flowers are up to 8", sometimes a whopping 10" across, so the name makes sense.

Decorative Dahlias This group includes the Dinnerplates and also other taller (to 4 ft.) plants with double, chrysanthemum-like flowers.

Growing Dahlias: All the gardener needs to do is plant the tubers after spring frosts in good garden soil with full sun. It's best to position them against a wall or be ready to stake them, since they are brittle, and must be protected from high winds. (If you've grown perennial Delphiniums, the plant size and growth is similar, but success with Dahlias is much easier.) Keep them free of bugs, well-watered, and well-fertilized as they grow, and your dahlias will begin to set buds by midsummer and be in full bloom, usually during July or August. Then the huge flowers keep coming until frost.

When frost threatens, just pull the roots up, cut off the stems, and store the tubers until the following spring. Each fall, you'll be amazed how the 'bulbs' have multiplied during the summer, giving you more and more to divide and enjoy the next year.

One expert has said, 'Never have so many gardeners received so much for so little work, as when they grow dahlias.''

SKU ADAHL3
Common Name Decorative Dinnerplate Dahlia
Botanical Name Dahlia
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 44-48" tall
Bulb Spacing 1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Bulbs/Tubers should be planted 1" to 2" below the soil line.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Plant Type / Life Cycle Annual
Flower Size Up to 8 inch flowers
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Extended Blooms
Additional Information Hardy in zones 8-10
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Tubers and leaves are toxic if eaten in large amounts.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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American MeadowsDinnerplate Dahlia Babylon Red
 
3.8

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5.0

Replacements bloomed like crazy even in late season

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from York, PA

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about American Meadows Dinnerplate Dahlia Babylon Red:

    These were replacement product that arrived kind of late in the season. We planted them in full sun and they are gorgeous and blooming like crazy. Very lovely vibrant red color.

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    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Beautiful red

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    from South Jersey

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    • Accurate Instructions
    • Healthy

    Cons

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      • Garden
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      Comments about American Meadows Dinnerplate Dahlia Babylon Red:

      Nice and tall. I had to stake one of them so it wouldn't flop over.

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      4.0

      I would buy more of these

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      from East Montpelier Center, VT

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      Pros

      • Attractive

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      • None

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows Dinnerplate Dahlia Babylon Red:

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      5.0

      gorgeous color

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      from Geneva, New York

      Pros

      • I Love The Size Of These

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • I Love To Look At These

        Comments about American Meadows Dinnerplate Dahlia Babylon Red:

        I put these in my garden and just watched them grow. Very low maintenance

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        1.0

        No luck!

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        from Gordonsville, va

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              Comments about American Meadows Dinnerplate Dahlia Babylon Red:

              Terrible luck with the red ones. They never made it. What a waste.

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              USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

              To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

              • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
              • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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