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Lavender Perfection Dinner Plate Dahlia

 

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'Lavender Perfection' Dahlia is an heirloom classic bred in the 1950s to produce huge, dinner plate-sized blooms in a striking lavender-pink. This is a long-blooming variety that is perfectly complemented throughout the season by its own emerald green foliage. Gorgeous in the garden, planted in containers, and cut for bouquets. (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 ASB4F03

Plant Information

Love Dahlias? Lavender Perfection is a must-have with huge, lavender-colored blooms that ignite the summer garden.

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.''

SKU ASB4F03
Common Name Lavender Perfection Dinner Plate Dahlia
Botanical Name Dinner Plate Dahlia Lavender Perfection
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
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 8-10" 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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2.0

Misleading information about where the plant is perennial

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from Madison, WI

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

  • Difficult To Store

Best Uses

  • Garden

Comments about American Meadows Lavender Perfection Dinner Plate Dahlia:

I found this plant by searching for perennials in my zone (4). This is a perennial just not for zone 4. You have to go to the additional information section to find that this is an annual in my area. I am happy with the plant but am unhappy that now I have to do a ton of work to dig up the plant and store it over the winter. Not my ideal autumn activity.

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4.0

Huge!

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from Fresno, CA

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  • Attractive
  • Big!
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

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    Best Uses

    • Cut flowers
    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Lavender Perfection Dinner Plate Dahlia:

    This was my first year planting any dahlia tubers. These beautiful lavender dahlias took awhile to bloom however when they did they were fabulous! These definitely need staking as many of mine fell over ending with crooked stems. I was not able to get any formal flowers for this as I needed them for my local fair, however I was very impressed with their huge size. Will definitely plant again next year. I wish I had pictures to show how beautiful they came out.

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    5.0

    My first Dahlia

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    from Buffalo, NY

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    Comments about American Meadows Lavender Perfection Dinner Plate Dahlia:

    I received this as a gift last year and it is my first time growing Dalia. They truly bloomed from mid-summer til frost. Each plant was loaded with flowers last year. This spring I wasn't so sure if I did everything right and if they will come back since they looked really dry after the winter. But they did!! Every single one! Hasn't bloom yet. But I am so looking forward to it. They are not as lavender color as it shows on the picture. They are purple-pinkish and a lot darder. But the bottom line is they are still pretty and works for me.

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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.

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    • 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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