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Babylon Red Dinner Plate Dahlia

 

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'Babylon Red' produces showy, crimson red dinner plate-sized blooms that each span up to 8 inches across! A great addition to the cutting garden, this dahlia has it all: picture-perfect petals, sturdy stems and glossy green foliage. Planted in full sun, 'Babylon Red' will grow to the size of a mature rose bush and will yield bloom after fiery bloom. (Dahlia)

Zones 2 - 10
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 44-48" tall
Bulb Spacing1 bulb/tuber per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Size Bag of 3
SKU ADAHL3

Plant Information

Babylon Red is the big, red Dahlia that everyone loves. It is part of the famous Babylon Series, which are some of the classic Dahlias in solid colors. Dinnerplate Dahlias like this are considered the standards by which new dahlias are judged. Dahlias put on a stunning show both in the garden and cut to bring inside for flower arrangements. With dozens of varieties to choose from, you can literally plant any color combination in your sunny garden for a delightful, stunning show. Try different varieties for a unique combination of blooms in your garden this summer until fall. Dinnerplate Dahlias 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.

Decorative Dahlias This group includes the Dinnerplates and also other taller (to 4 ft.) plants with double, chrysanthemum-like flowers.

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 ADAHL3
Common Name Babylon Red Dinner Plate Dahlia
Botanical Name Dinner Plate Dahlia Babylon Red
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Serrated oval-shaped green foliage.
Mature Height 44-48" tall
Bulb Spacing 1 bulb/tuber per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Bulbs/Tubers should be planted 1-2" below the soil line.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Plant Type / Life Cycle Annual
Flower Size 6-8" flowers
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Containers, Extended Blooms
Additional Information Perennial in zones 8-10. Can be grown as annuals in zones 2-7.
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Tubers and leaves are toxic if eaten in large amounts.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

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

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials 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.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsBabylon Red Dinner Plate Dahlia
 
3.8

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83%

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Pros

  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Healthy (3)

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  • Garden (3)
  • Outdoors (3)
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4.0

Looking fantastic, beautiful late summer blooms

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from Portland, Oregon

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      Comments about American Meadows Babylon Red Dinner Plate Dahlia:

      These arrived looking large & healthy. Planted them in a sunny spot, at the back of the bed, against the fence and now, they're in full bloom. Looking great. Very happy with them.

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      5.0

      Replacements bloomed like crazy even in late season

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      from York, PA

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      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
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        • Patio

        Comments about American Meadows Babylon Red Dinner Plate Dahlia:

        These were replacement product that arrived kind of late in the season. We planted them in full sun and they are gorgeous and blooming like crazy. Very lovely vibrant red color.

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        4.0

        Beautiful red

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        from South Jersey

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          Comments about American Meadows Babylon Red Dinner Plate Dahlia:

          Nice and tall. I had to stake one of them so it wouldn't flop over.

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          4.0

          I would buy more of these

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          from East Montpelier Center, VT

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          • Attractive

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          5.0

          gorgeous color

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          from Geneva, New York

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          • I Love The Size Of These

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            • I Love To Look At These

            Comments about American Meadows Babylon Red Dinner Plate Dahlia:

            I put these in my garden and just watched them grow. Very low maintenance

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            1.0

            No luck!

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            from Gordonsville, va

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            Comments about American Meadows Babylon Red Dinner Plate Dahlia:

            Terrible luck with the red ones. They never made it. What a waste.

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            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.
            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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