Decorative Dahlias are one of the best choices for a summer border to be colorful and cheerful until late in the season. The striking yellow center with orange red tipped petals at 6-8" blooms! Dahlias are great cut flowers. Official flower used for 14th Wedding Anniversary.
Perennials only in zone 8-10.
Bloom Time: summer
Minimum for Effect: 15
Cutting: cut flowers early in the day and remove all
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 Procyon Decorative 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 Procyon Decorative Dahlia?
Dahlia Bulbs are normally planted spring, and most Procyon Decorative Dahlia will begin to flower sometime in summer.
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Shipping & Handling
Shipping Schedule: (Spring 2013)
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 UPS Ground, 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 15, 2013, in exception to Begonias and Caladiums.
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Shipping Schedule: (Fall 2013)
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 UPS Ground, 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 15, 2013, other than Bearded Iris-Only orders which will ship in August.**