44" tall x 24" wide. With a bloom span of 6 inches and knock-out coloration, Dahlia 'Purple Gem' is an excellent choice for admiring from both near and far. The bold color of this dahlia means it's easily seen from one end of the block to the other. Deer resistant and practically bug-proof, the lush foliage of 'Purple Gem' is almost as attractive as the flowers. Requiring little input, apart from a sunny site and regular irrigation, this dahlia is a non-stop summertime bloomer and makes a dapper cut flower. Frequent deadheading improves bloom production and flower size, and as with other dahlias, storing the tubers indoors for the winter is a must if you want to grow this dahlia for many years to come.
Purple Gem Cactus Dahlia
Cactus Dahlia Purple Gem
|Item Package Size|
Bag of 3
Up to 6" flowers
Serrated oval-shaped green foliage.
Mid summer until frost
1 bulb/tuber per sq. ft.
Bulbs/Tubers should be planted 1-2" below the soil line.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Average, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Perennial in zones 8-10. Can be grown as annuals in zones 2-7.
2, 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.
Spring / Summer
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