Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Crazy Love

 

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This gorgeous Dahlia has full, white blooms with purplish/pink edging. Crazy love will put on a magnificent show both in the garden and cut 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 24-28" tall
Bulb Spacing1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Size Bag of 3
SKU HHDAHL3
We are delighted to offer this fantastic dahlia, which was developed during the last few years. One of the most beautiful ever created, Crazy Love gives you full-petaled white flowers with purplish pink highlights. Imagine these in a vase!

Why Gardeners love Dahlias: Dahlias are one of the most rewarding summer flowers of all. They're really easy to grow with spectacular results. If you know them, you know all about it. If you don't, here is the information you need. Prepare to become 'hooked.' First of all, Dahlias are great for cutting, as you can see in the large top photo of an arrangement showing a lavish deep red dahlia right next to a large, voluptuous rose. Dahlias are native to Mexico, but there's about as much resemblance between the original and the Dutch hybrids as there is between an old toy car and a brand new Mercedes. Dahlias for today's gardeners offer a really big gardening treat. The 'bulbs' are actually tubers, and look a lot like peony roots--sort of like a bunch of carrots. The plants grow quickly and some grow quite tall, always with lush deep green foliage.

Types of Dahlias: These plants have been hybridized into various heights from short bedding plants to tall bushy ones. But they are officially categorized by flower type or shape. The term, 'Dinnerplate Dahlia' is probably the most famous description, and though all gardeners use the term, it is not an official classification. 'Dinnerplates' 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. Here are the official classifications:

'Decorative Dahlias' This group includes the Dinnerplates and also other taller (to 4 ft.) plants with double, chrysanthemum-like flowers. The famous 'Shogun Dahlias' are as tall as Decoratives, but have very heavy bloom of smaller bi-colored flowers for gardeners who want a large bushy plant covered with color.

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 HHDAHL3
Common Name Decorative Semi-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 Purple
Mature Height 24-28" 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 4 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

Shipping is based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.
Zone 6-11 - orders ship the week of May 9th, 2016
Zones 1-4 - orders ship the week of May 16th, 2016

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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American MeadowsSemi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Crazy Love
 
2.7

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1.0

A dissapointment!

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from Old Greenwich CT

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Hardy

Cons

  • Small In Size
  • Unattractive

Best Uses

    Comments about American Meadows Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Crazy Love:

    Blah! This dahlia is lacking in color definitely much smaller than a semi dinner plate. I would classify it as a 4inch variety. Picture does not anyway show what this dahlia looks like. I will not bother to "winter" this one and would not plant again.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    Solid Performance

    By 

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Getting Started

    Pros

    • Attractive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Crazy Love:

      I grew these per the instructions, and they are currently in bloom. The flowers look similar to the pictures, and the plants have produced many blooms. I will say that the first few blooms were very impressive and that all blooms since have been much smaller, and die quickly.

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      4.0

      Crazy Love

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      from Dunkerton, IA

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      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cut flowers

          Comments about American Meadows Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Crazy Love:

          My first try at growing Dahlias and I'll do it again with a few more bulbs.These look really beautiful with my Thomas Edison. Enjoying them cut, too. I have to go out every day and check my Dahlias.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          lacking color

          By 

          from Kaukauna, WI

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to plant
          • Not Much Attention Needed

          Cons

          • Flowers Mostly White

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Crazy Love:

            This is the first time I've planted any bulbs. While they were easy to plant and grow, they were mostly white. The description said pink/purple tints on the edges. Maybe soil played a part, but the flowers we got didn't have those highlights on the edges. Still pretty and hearty plants and flowers.

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            1.0

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            from N.Kingstown RI

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            Comments about American Meadows Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Crazy Love:

            I anticipated this dahlia to bloom being my favorite color-6 bulbs & not 1 bloom! Did get very leafy plants but I expected the blooms

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            4.0

            Beautiful! Many more blooms than expecte

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            from Boston, MA

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            Pros

            • Fullness
            • Many blooms
            • Pest resistant

            Cons

            • Color

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Crazy Love:

              I used it to fill in around higher-growing roses, it was perfect, and the response for a first-year plant was very gratifying. It produced masses of blooms! My only complaint (no big deal) is that the flowers are far more white than pictured, just faintly outlined in purple. Still beautiful!.

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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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