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Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Fire Pot

With some of the brightest blooms in the garden, this dahlia has water lily-like flowers in spectacular shades of pink and yellow. Amazing in bouquets.

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Details:

Height: 18-24" 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 40DAHL3
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 Pink, Yellow
Estimated Mature Height 18-24" 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 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
Fire Pot gives you some of the brightest blooms in the garden. A great new hybrid.

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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Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Fire Pot
 
4.3

(based on 19 reviews)

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    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • BEAUTIFUL (4)
  • Easy to grow (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      firepot dahlia puts on a show

      Planted these in a hurry as I was just about to leave for two weeks. Came back and forgot about them. They put on a beautiful show all summer. The color is astonishing. ...Read complete review

      Planted these in a hurry as I was just about to leave for two weeks. Came back and forgot about them. They put on a beautiful show all summer. The color is astonishing. Had never grown dahlias before due to the fact they must be dug up, I only plant what stays where it is, but these have done really well.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Takes forever to grow!

      I am just getting some blooms so it's been a little frustrating at the end of August. I did plant a little late this year (end of June) but my other dahlias are...Read complete review

      I am just getting some blooms so it's been a little frustrating at the end of August. I did plant a little late this year (end of June) but my other dahlias are blooming quite well. I'm sure I'll love them when they bloom more but it's a little hard to say at this point.

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      4.0

      pretty flowers

      By Mrs. Waite

      from central Fl

      Pros

      • Produce Nic Flowers

      Cons

      • Took Some Time To Bloom A

      Best Uses

      • Around Semi Sunny Areas

      Comments about Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Fire Pot:

      reliable bloom for hot climates

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      a great show

      By blossom

      from West Chester, PA

      Pros

      • Stunning color

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Great Cutting Flower
        • Prolific Bloomer
        • Showy Display

        Comments about Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Fire Pot:

        see comments above re: best usues

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        3.0

        Bold and Beautiful

        By Bodacious One

        from Issaquah, WA

        Pros

        • BEAUTIFUL
        • Bold
        • Different
        • Easy to Grow
        • fun
        • Unique

        Cons

        • No Nearly A Dinner Plate
        • Not Near Dinner Plate Siz
        • Not Nearly A Dinner Plate

        Best Uses

        • Garden And Cut
        • Gifts

        Comments about Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Fire Pot:

        Slighty unique from many Dahlias which was fun and interesting. Bold bright color and easy to grow. I was expecting something bigger in size.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Gorgeous!

        By Tracy

        from New Hampshire

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • BEAUTIFUL
        • Numerous Flowers

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Fire Pot:

            This Dahlia was so beautiful in my garden, I was so pleased with this purchase.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Fantastic!!!!

            By ASH the Plant Junkie

            from Upstate NY

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Planters Flower Beds

                Comments about Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Fire Pot:

                Have 3 in a planter by my back stairs. Lovely. Put 3 in the bed where the poppies die back early and they continue the bloom the rest of the season.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                LUV them.

                By Beth

                from Rush River, WI

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Fire Pot:

                      I have a small garden where I plant dahlias only. They are thriving, even with our drought this Summer. Big, beautiful plants.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      As beautiful as the picture

                      By lunaticdog

                      from southeast Alaska

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • BEAUTIFUL
                      • Vibrant

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Fire Pot:

                          This flower was amazing and it looks just like the picture! I couldn't believe how beautiful it was. It grew great here in southeast Alaska!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          firepot dahlia puts on a show

                          By ozziemom

                          from Molalla,Or

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Grow
                          • Lots Fof Lowers
                          • Overwintered In Pac Nw

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Fire Pot:

                              Planted these in a hurry as I was just about to leave for two weeks. Came back and forgot about them. They put on a beautiful show all summer. The color is astonishing. Had never grown dahlias before due to the fact they must be dug up, I only plant what stays where it is, but these have done really well.

                               
                              3.0

                              First Year Results

                              By Minnesota Green Thumb

                              from EGF, MN

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Appear Healthy

                              Cons

                              • No blooms yet

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Fire Pot:

                                Each plant is full and as wide as it is tall.

                                 
                                2.0

                                No flowers yet!

                                By Julie in the Berkshires

                                from Pittsfield, MA

                                Pros

                                • Leaves look healthy

                                Cons

                                • No flowers just greens

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Fire Pot:

                                  Not sure what the problem is but these appeared to grow normally and then stopped. They are green, but no sign of buds and it's August 9th! Maybe next year????

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Darn Weed Whip Guy

                                  By Babe

                                  from Pleasanton, CA

                                  Pros

                                  • BEAUTIFUL
                                  • Easy to Grow
                                  • The color is magnificent

                                  Cons

                                  • None I can think of

                                  Best Uses

                                  • A place that needs color
                                  • Back of the flower bed

                                  Comments about Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Fire Pot:

                                  I ordered 6 plants and planted 3 in a side garden and 3 in the back flower bed. The Weed Whip Guy, that is what I call the man who takes care of the yard of the place I rent, slashed the three in the side yard to the ground. I was surprised, a blind person could see that these were flowers and not weeds. The three in the back I protected with phone calls, sticky notes on the fence and voice mail instructions. These are beautiful, and I am so glad I ordered them from American Meadows. You will enjoy the color they bring to the garden. Now to keep the Weed Whip Guy at bay.

                                   
                                  2.0

                                  not the color shown in the picture

                                  By Limom2twins

                                  from Commack, L.I. NY

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Color dark redish color
                                    • Needs lots of water

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Fire Pot:

                                      I planted this bulbs as soon as I received them. They are easy to plant but must be kept moist.

                                      The color of these Dahlias are a deep Burgundy color and look nothing like the Dahlia colors in the picture. If I could I would upload a picture. Beautiful in the picture - just so - so when blooms open up after being planted.

                                      I probably will not take the time to pull them up in Oct since they are not the color that I was looking for.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Beautiful

                                      By Dreamweava

                                      from N.Kingstown RI

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Comments about Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Fire Pot:

                                      Blooms all summer through fall-blooms just keep coming! And none exactly alike but a real fireball of color!

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Dahlias are a delight

                                      By Peggy

                                      from Haines Alaska

                                      Pros

                                      • astonishing
                                      • Exquisite
                                      • Fabulous
                                      • Romantic

                                      Cons

                                      • none

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Arrangments
                                      • Cutting

                                      Comments about Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Fire Pot:

                                      Fire Pot an incredible flower of soft opaque oranges and pinks, flamed on the outside of the petals It's the complex flushes of subdued colors that makes this Dahlia so extraordinary.

                                      I live in Haines Alaska all dahlias are started inside my greenhouse about the end of April. The tubular's where as large as my hand and I received them packaged perfectly. All my dahlias are planted in large containers and I keep a close watch on them as you bloom as you want the stocks to be sturdy and able to hold the flowers upright and bring them out when they are just about ready to bloom. I fertilize regularly they are one of the hardest flowers that grow in my garden. Soon I will be drying soil in containers and putting the tubular's away for the winter.

                                      Dahlias are the delight of the small village where I live folk's walk by my house and may observe water lily Dahlia Fire Pot along with five other types. I took Ms Fire Pot to our local fair and she was a Best of Class winner. Friend's men and women comment about seeing the most magnificent dahlia ever at the fair.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Semi Dinnerplate Dahlia Fire Pot

                                      By Dawn

                                      from Mount Sinai, NY

                                      Pros

                                      • Prolific bloomer
                                      • Ranks in my top 5
                                      • Reliable growth
                                      • Vibrant colors

                                      Cons

                                      • I have nothing negative

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Cut flowers
                                      • Trophy plant in my garden

                                      Comments about Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Fire Pot:

                                      I highlight this plant in a prominent spot in my garden. It is absolutely beautiful!!!! I have cut flowers every day from this plant.

                                      Breathtaking colors! Continuous Bloomer with vivid colors.

                                      There is absolutely nothing negative about this dahlia.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Blew me away!

                                      By Foxshadow

                                      from Minneapolis, MN

                                      Pros

                                      • Dazzlingly showy
                                      • Easy care
                                      • Great Cut Flowers
                                      • Prolific

                                      Cons

                                      • Needs lots of watering

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Border
                                      • Close grouping

                                      Comments about Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Fire Pot:

                                      Although I had to water these a lot, they were worth it. I planted them along my back walkway and once they started blooming, the show has been non-stop. On a grey day (which intensifies color) or when the sun is shining on them just right, they literally GLOW. Gorgeous!

                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      One of my all time favorite dalias

                                      By luna moth

                                      from Seattle, WA

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Gorgeous colors
                                      • Hearty
                                      • Long bloom season
                                      • Showy
                                      • Strong stems

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Cut flower
                                        • Garden Centerpiece
                                        • Gift boquets

                                        Comments about Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Fire Pot:

                                        Fire Pot is rapidly becoming one of my favorite dalias. Of the six I planted, all grew and produced tons of wonderful flowers. Even the two that went in the ground late in July bloomed heavily until a snowfall in mid November. If not for that snow, they would likely have kept blooming into the new year!

                                        If you plant these, be prepared to have friends and strangers stop and comment on your beautiful dalias. Fortunately, they bloom so heavily, it is easy to send them on their away with their own boquets of flowers.

                                         
                                        3.0

                                        Takes forever to grow!

                                        By Jackie

                                        from Silver Spring, MD

                                        About Me Avid Gardener

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Large Bulb Size
                                        • Vivid Colors

                                        Cons

                                        • Slow Growth

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Border Control
                                        • Cut Flowers
                                        • Large Areas
                                        • Raised Beds

                                        Comments about Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Fire Pot:

                                        I am just getting some blooms so it's been a little frustrating at the end of August. I did plant a little late this year (end of June) but my other dahlias are blooming quite well. I'm sure I'll love them when they bloom more but it's a little hard to say at this point.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Just blossomed for the first time

                                        By TheSquirrelfish

                                        from San Francisco, CA

                                        About Me Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Low Maintenance
                                        • Vivid Colors

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Fire Pot:

                                            Planted this earlier this spring, it's just blooming for the first time. It is gorgeous - just like the photo indicates. Lots of buds, one spectacular flower right now, lots of nice foliage.

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