(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.
Rip City Dahlia
|Item Package Size|
Bag of 3
Serrated, oval-shaped green foliage.
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
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Perennial in zones 8-10. Annual in zones 3-7.
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. Toxic to dog, cats and horses.
Spring / Summer
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|