Truly as big as a dinner plate, these specially selected prize winning size dahlias are the most spectacular we've ever offered. This one is a creamy white with some faded pink hues at the outer edges! A single stem will make a statement and you'll find yourself cutting and sharing these beauties with friends.
For the large dinnerplate dahlias, we encourage you to pinch out the center growing tip right above the 3rd full sets of leaves. It will make the plant less top heavy to where you have a need for staking. Consider using a slug bait before its fully grown. Colors can vary in intensity due to soil, weather and humidity.
Bloom Time: summer
Minimum for Effect: 7
Plant tuberous roots in spring, about four inches
deep. Space at least one foot (30 cm) apart, more for
large, spreading varieties. Dahlias are extremely
frost-sensitive, and must be dug and stored over
Features of Species or Group:
The classic Dahlia is an all time favorite. The
decorative Dahlia has a fully double flower head.
Striking vivid colors which you can use to brighten
up or accentuate any part of your garden. Or combine
many colors to create a splendid ocean of jewel-like
Features of Genus:
Dahlias belong to the most popular plants because of
their long flowering period and splendid flowers.
Interestingly enough, this widely cultivated flower,
with its many species, cultivars and varieties, had
to be discovered twice. The first description was
written in 1615 in a series of books about animals and
plants from "New Spain" (modern day Mexico), where
the Aztecs cultivated them as ornamental garden
plants. Yet it wasn't until 1789 that the director of
the Royal Gardens in Madrid received some seeds from
the Spanish director of the Botanical Garden in
Mexico. Two years later, he described a half double,
purple variety and named it after a Swedish botanist,
Andreas Dahl. Many experiments followed and many
species and cultivars were developed, giving Dahlias
the popularity and wide spread admiration they enjoy
How to Plant Dahlia Bulbs?
To plant Dahlia Bulbs the bulbs should be planted with the nose of the bulb upward (or the roots facing downwards) and the Cafe Au Lait Dinnerplate Dahlia should be planted roughly 1-2" deep and 12-18" apart from one another.
Note: For some bulbs you may not be able to tell which way is up or down, in these cases just plant them on their side and they will adjust on their own.
When to Plant Cafe Au Lait Dinnerplate Dahlia?
Dahlia Bulbs are normally planted SPRING, and most Cafe Au Lait Dinnerplate Dahlia will begin to flower sometime in summer.
Shipping is only $5.95 for any and all orders, including bulk bulbs!
Shipping & Handling
Shipping Schedule: (Spring 2016)
We will begin shipping most spring-planted bulbs beginning in Mid-March, and will ship based on the best time to plant in your zone. The shipping schedule for those orders is listed below. If you need your bulbs shipped earlier or later than the date listed, please contact Customer Service at 1-866-688-9547 at least 5 business days advance of that date.* Packages will ship FedEx Ground or USPS Priority Mail (3-5 business days). If you need 1-day or 2-day air delivery, please contact us for a price quote based on your order and location.
**We cannot guarantee the shipment of spring bulbs before March 17, 2016, in exception to Begonias and Caladiums.
Begonia Only Orders
Shipping Begins Late February /Early March
Shipping Begins March 17
Shipping Begins Early April
Shipping Begins Mid-April
Shipping Schedule: (Fall 2016)
We will begin shipping most fall-planted bulbs beginning in Mid-September, and will ship beginning with the pre-orders which were placed first. The shipping schedule for those orders is listed below. If you need your bulbs shipped earlier or later than the date listed, please contact Customer Service at 1-866-688-9547 at least 5 business days advance of that date.* Packages will ship FedEx Ground or USPS Priority Mail (3-5 business days). If you need 1-day or 2-day air delivery, please contact us for a price quote based on your order and location.
**We cannot guarantee delivery of fall planted bulbs before September 14, 2016, other than Bearded Iris-Only orders which will ship in August.**
Bearded Iris-Only Orders
Shipping Begings in August
Fall Planted Bulbs: Zones 3-5
Shipping Begins Mid-September
Fall Planted Bulbs: Zones 6-7
Shipping Begins Early October*
Fall Planted Bulbs: Zones 8-10
Shipping Begins Mid-October**
Shipping Begins Early November
*Shipping continues to zones 3-5
**Shipping continues to zones 3-7