Dahlia Tall Dinner Plate (Dinner Plate Dahlia)
Dahlia 'Ferncliff Illusion'
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Dahlia Tall Dinner Plate 'Ferncliff Illusion'

Dinner Plate Dahlia

Plant Type: Grower Bulbs

Huge 8-10" flowers, gorgeous white with violet tips.

  • White flowers with violet tips
  • Blooms in summer
  • 8-10" flowers, dinnerplate-sized
Item # Pack Size  
4734400 25 #1 Tuber Please Login for Pricing

Height:

48 in

Spread:

18-36 in

Zone:

8-10

Dahlia

Dahlias make excellent pot plants and/or patio containers.  They bloom summer till frost, providing that late summer color to the garden when most perennials are past their prime.  Dahlias are also a favorite holiday crop, especially for Easter and Mother's day.

Soil: Use a well-drained potting soil with a pH 6.5 - 7.0

Planting: Plant tubers so the crown is at or just below the soil surface. Eyes should be visible or will develop where the old stem and tubers meet. Be gentle, some tubers are delicate and easily broken if handled too rough.

Watering: Keep pots evenly moist but not too wet after potting. Too much moisture may lead to crown and root rots. Once growth begins, more frequent watering will be necessary.

Temperature: Grow Dahlias warm at 70 - 75F days.

Light: Dahlias require high light intensities, full sun for best growth.

Fertilizer: Dahlias are heavy feeders, especially the tall patio types. Once foliage is present, apply a slow-release top dressing or liquid feed with a well-balanced fertilizer at 200 ppm N.

Plant Growth Regulators: A-rest is effective in controlling height on dahlias. Apply as a drench when shoots are emerging from the soil, usually 2 - 3 weeks after planting.

Pinching: Pinching can help to control height and will produce more bushier plants with more flowers. Pinch early, after 3 - 4 leaf pairs. Pot dahlias do not require any pinching.

Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure

Sun Tolerant

Soil Moisture Needs

Average Soil

Attributes

Good Container Plant
Good Cut Flower / Foliage

Season of Interest (Flowering)

Fall
Summer