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Dinnerplate Dahlia Bristol Stripe

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.
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Price: $27.95

Sale: $13.98

$4.66 Per Tuber
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Details:

Height: 40-44" tall
Bulb Spacing: 1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Mid summer until frost
Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
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, White
Estimated 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 Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Containers, Cut Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms, Easy to Grow
Additional Information Hardy in zones 8-10
Ships to Canada No
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Description
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.''

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        1.0

        Not at all what it said it would be

        By Annie

        from PA

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Different Color
          • Small In Size

          Best Uses

          • Garden

          Comments about 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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          • Personal
           
          1.0

          Very Disappointed

          By JFC

          from Princeton, NJ

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                Comments about 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!

                By Bev

                from Spring, Texas

                Pros

                • Healthy And Large

                Cons

                • Not Sure Of Colors

                Best Uses

                • Allow Lots Of Space

                Comments about 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

                By Terri

                from Cincinnati

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                      Comments about Dinnerplate Dahlia Bristol Stripe:

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

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                      Shipping

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

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                      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 ‘Details’ tab 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.

                      Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                      • Tiger Lily Bulbs Black Beauty

                        Tiger Lily Bulbs Black Beauty

                      • Garden Gloves

                        Garden Gloves

                      • Dinnerplate Dahlia Mystery Day

                        Dinnerplate Dahlia Mystery Day

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