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Biltmore Estate Dahlia Jamaica

The 3", camellia-like flowers on this knockout variety are striped in red and white. If you're looking for something subtle, look elsewhere - this one's a traffic-stopper.

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Height: 36" 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 28DAHL2
Common Name Decorative 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, White
Estimated Mature Height 36" 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 3 inch flowers
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Amount of Rain N/A
Suggested Uses Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Containers, Cut Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms, Easy to Grow
Additional Information Hardy in zones 8-10
Special Groups N/A
Native N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description
The Biltmore garden experts chose this one for sheer beauty. The magnificent, almost camellia-like flowers are new in dahlias, and the coloring on this one is a knockout.

Why Gardeners love Dahlias (See combination photo below.) 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.

Dahlia DetailsPhotos A and C are examples of Dinnerplate Dahlias. As you can see, they come in both solids and bi-colors.
Photo B
shows a whole border of tall dahlias in the garden.

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.

'Cactus Dahlias' are the ones with the cactus-like blooms, often in super-bright bi-colors, always with the rolled, pointed petals. Like other groups, Cactus Dahlias can be of various heights, as long as they have 'cactus' flowers.

'Gallery Dahlias' are a newer group of shorter plants with flower-types of the Decoratives and Cactus groups. The Gallery group is named with terms from the art world including famous artists' names.

'Butterfly' or 'Impression Dahlias' are what the Dutch call 'bedding dahlias. They stay short, and are perfect for pots or borders. The names in this group all begin with 'F' like 'Futuro' and 'Fantastico'. The flowers are wide-open and daisy-like for a really colorful display of their brilliant hues. If well cared-for, watered, and dead-headed, they bloom constantly all season, making great masses of color.

There are other groups such as 'Ball Dahlias' and 'Pom Pom Dahlias' with spherical blooms, 'Colarette Dahlias' with uneven rows of petals creating a 'collar' effect--the varieties go on and on. Growing all of them is essentially the same, and best of all, it's easy.

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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  • Vivid colors (4)
  • Long bloom time (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cut flowers (3)

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    5.0

    Gorgeous

    By Fran in TX

    from Nederlanf

    About Me Casual Hobbyist, Love all flowers

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Large Bulb Size
    • Long Bloom Time
    • Long lasting
    • Low Maintenance
    • Reliable Growth
    • Very pleased
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back or middle of bed
      • Cut Flowers
      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Biltmore Estate Dahlia: Jamaica - Bag of 2:

      Always great service. Timely delivery and good product. Mine have come back for three years now and they are so pretty. Beautiful color. They have made me love dahlias. You wont regret the purchase. Buy rhem now!

       
      5.0

      Beautiful!

      By Foxshadow

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Pest Resistant
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Containers
        • Cut Flowers

        Comments about American Meadows Biltmore Estate Dahlia: Jamaica - Bag of 2:

        Planted it as a border and inner garden display plant and also for cut flowers. Absolutely WONDERFUL!

         
        3.0

        Nice but not enough blooms

        By dmaeroqueen

        from Northern Virginia

        About Me Getting Started

        Pros

        • Pest Resistant
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

        • Needs Extensive Watering
        • Slow Growth

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Biltmore Estate Dahlia: Jamaica - Bag of 2:

          The plant itself is sturdy and big and the critters have left it alone. The disappointing thing is that I haven't many blooms. It's a shame because the few I did get were gorgeous! I might try a different variety of dahlia next year. Note: this plant requires a lot of watering!

           
          5.0

          Prolific and Perfect

          By Dahlia Gal

          from Brevard, NC

          About Me Getting Started

          Pros

          • Large Bulb Size
          • Long Bloom Time
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cut Flowers

            Comments about American Meadows Biltmore Estate Dahlia: Jamaica - Bag of 2:

            I could not hope for better product, [...] Perfect!

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

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            • Dinnerplate Dahlia Mystery Day

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