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Rip City Dahlia

SKU: AM017367
per Bag of 3
No longer available this season.
Rip City Dahlia is a smaller-flowered (4-6”) dahlia cultivar that abundantly produces dramatic wine-red blossoms in mid-summer. Flowers are almost black in the center and top deep green foliage on 3 ft. stems. An excellent cut flower and extremely versatile in a border due to its size. Full sun. Moisture retentive soil. (Dahlia)
key features
Botanical Name
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
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Bulb Spacing
1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Bloom Time
Summer until frost


(36-48” tall x 24” wide) Dahlias don’t have to be the size of dinner plates to be stunning additions to your border! Rip City Dahlia is more of a “salad-plate” cultivar, with mid-summer blooms measuring 4-6 inches across on strong, on 3 ft. stems. Blooms are deep wine-red and appear almost black in the center–making them a great contrast for hotter colors in the border like yellows and golds. Plant Rip City Dahlia in full sun with some shelter from high wind. Dahlias prefer moisture-retentive soil that drains well, or the tubers will rot. Consider planting versatile Rip City Dahlia with blousy annuals such as tall verbena or with the feathery foliage of an ornamental grass like Maiden Grass (Miscanthus). Rip City Dahlia makes a great cut flower and lasts a long time in the vase. Light pinching of the growing shoots will make a bushier plant. Deadheading the fading blooms will increase blooming later into the season.