DAHLIA DINNERPLATE) 'Cambridge'( 2 Tuber ) Great Cut Flowers , Perennial !
Dinner Plate Dahlia
Dahlia Decorative 'Cambridge'
Upright stems support a Dutch summer favorite that blooms all summer long.
With flowers that measure 8 to 10” across, these big-blooming dinnerplate dahlias will be the talk of your summer garden. Each plant will produce armloads of beautiful cut flowers to share with family and friends. Dahlias thrive in any sunny location and they bloom continuously from midsummer through fall.
Grower Tip: Plant roots so that the crown is just above the soil surface. Grow at 63-65 degrees F night temperatures. After shoot growth is visable, fertilize 2-3 times per week with 200 ppm Nitrogen with 20-20-20 soluable fertilizer. Apply A-Rest for height control if desired. Pinch developing shoots to promote bushier plants and more flowers. (Gallery Dahlias do not need pinching or A-Rest.)
Bloom time 9-12 weeks
Why Grow Dinnerplate Dahlias?
Few flowers offer the color and form diversity of dahlias
Dinnerplate dahlias are garden showgirls; flashy, sensational and thrilling.
Pinch young plants to produce the biggest blooms
Dahlias are a tender perennial that are vigorous and fast growing. Bulbs must be lifted from the ground in zones 7 and lower. This is an outstanding addition to the flower border or container garden. Dahlias are an old-fashioned favorite and superb, long lasting cut flowers. Flowers bloom first year and add a lovely spot of color in the garden. Heat resistant. Your Dahlias will bloom from mid summer until frost. They are a welcome addition to the garden late in the season when other flowers are fading.
When to Plant Outdoors:
Plant in spring, after the ground warms to about 50º F.
Easy to grow
1. Dig a hole 3-4" deep.
2. Set the tuberous root firmly in place.
3. Cover the tuberous root with soil and water thoroughly.
Planting instructions: Plant Dahlias in well-drained soil in a sunny location. Supply ample moisture and fertilizer during the growing season. When the plant reaches 1-1/2' in height, trim entire plant to 1'. In about two weeks trim the plant again back to about 1-1/2'. This will encourage your Dahlia to produce an abundance of flowers. Remove all spent flowers.