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Akita Dinner Plate Dahlia

SKU: AM017366
per Bag of 3
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Akita Dinner Plate Dahlia has multi-colored 10" blooms that characterize this beautiful dahlia cultivar. Akita Dahlia tops its 3 ft. stems with blooms in shades of red-raspberry tipped with white. But it also adds some orange to the mix, making its upward-facing double blooms a kaleidoscope of color in your beds and borders. Full sun. Moisture retentive soil. Excellent cut flower. (Dahlia)
key features
Botanical Name
Dahlia 'Akita'
Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Hardiness Zone
Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Lift in colder zones
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Bulb Spacing
1 per sq ft
Bloom Time
Summer until frost


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.