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Dinnerplate Dahlia Bristol Stripe

Pink Dinnerplate Dahlia Bristol Stripe, Dahlia, Decorative Dinnerplate Dahlia

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Bristol Stripe’s gorgeous pink-and-white striped flowers create a spectacular statement, reaching up to 8" across. Cut and bring inside for breathtaking summer 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 40-44" tall
Bulb Spacing1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Size Bag of 3
SKU 53DAHL3
This multicolored, striped beauty will create a stunning statement both in the garden and cut for bouquets.

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 53DAHL3
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 Pink
Mature Height 40-44" 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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American MeadowsDinnerplate Dahlia Bristol Stripe
 
1.8

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1.0

Isn't what it was advertised as being

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from North Ogden, Utah

About Me Master Gardener

Pros

    Cons

    • Small In Size
    • Unattractive

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Dinnerplate Dahlia Bristol Stripe:

    The dahlia was supposed to be a dinner plate; I have grown dinner plates for years and so I know this was not a dinner plate dahlia. The flower bloomed and was 3" at most, and not what it was pictured and advertised to be. They had a prime spot in the garden and so I am very disappointed. Won't order again. :(

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    1.0

    Not at all what it said it would be

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    from PA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

      Cons

      • Different Color
      • Small In Size

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about American Meadows Dinnerplate Dahlia Bristol Stripe:

      The blooms never grew past 3 inches and the color never became varigated. It stayed a rose-ish color. VERY dissapointed

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      1.0

      Very Disappointed

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      from Princeton, NJ

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about American Meadows Dinnerplate Dahlia Bristol Stripe:

      Flowers were mostly a deep purple with very little white – nothing like pictured. Plant was tall and bushy. Planted mid- May – did not have first flowers until mid to late August. Flower size at best was 4 to 4.5 inches. Even when I disbudded the remaining flower was small (never anywhere near 8 inches). I followed all the planting/watering instructions and ended up with jolly green giant plants, not the color I wanted and avg. sized flowers.

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      5.0

      Love the size and results of the blooms!

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      from Spring, Texas

      Pros

      • Healthy And Large

      Cons

      • Not Sure Of Colors

      Best Uses

      • Allow Lots Of Space

      Comments about American Meadows Dinnerplate Dahlia Bristol Stripe:

      The dahlia plants were outstanding. But the Astilbe didn't grow well in the shade in zone 9 and I didn't get many blooms at all.

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      1.0

      Disappointing

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      from Cincinnati

      Comments about American Meadows Dinnerplate Dahlia Bristol Stripe:

      They were not dinnerplate size and there was little coloration/striping.

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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.
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