If you’re looking for multi-colored hues in your dinner plate dahlias, 'Akita' Dahlia is a terrific choice. The 10” decorative blooms are primarily a deep red-raspberry tipped with white, but they open to hints of orange within. The colors continue to morph as the blossom ages and as new buds open--the result is a rainbow of color on one plant. Blooms are held above deep-green foliage with a good mid-size habit, which makes it ideal for middle-of-the-border installations.
Dahlias are perennial in zones 8-10, but in cooler zones, tubers can be dug after frost comes, stored over winter, then re-planted the following spring. Grow Dahlias in a sunny spot, in average soil that drains well. Keep moisture consistent once it begins to grow and enjoy a non-stop color parade. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage more flowers and pinch off small side buds to encourage larger flowers if desired.
Akita Dinner Plate Dahlia
Dinner Plate Dahlia Akita
|Item Package Size|
Bag of 3
Serrated, oval-shaped green foliage.
Summer until frost
1 bulb/tuber per sq. ft.
Bulbs/Tubers should be planted 1-2" below the soil line.
Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Acidic Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Tuberous Perennial. In zones 3-7, dig tubers before frost, and store in a cool, dry place.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Tubers and leaves are toxic if eaten in large amounts. Toxic to dog, cats and horses.
Spring / Summer
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|