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Purple Gem Cactus Dahlia

1 tuberous root "Purple Gem Cactus Dahlia" per package
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This 4-6" diameter purple flower petals curl into little tubes poking out from the center. The striking shape and color of the flowers can easily be combined with each other and with perennials. Further more, Dahlias are great cut flowers. Official flower used for 14th Wedding Anniversary.

Perennial only in zones 8-10.

Height: 24-36" Bloom Time: summer Minimum for Effect: 5

Climate Zone   4-10  
Very much so
Very much so
12-18"
1-2"
Full Sun
Very much so
Very much so
Hardiness Zone - Item is a perennial here   8-10
Bulb Size   No 1
Planting Time spring Legenda
Planting Time Dahlia Bulbs Year 1879
Special Features
 

Cutting: cut the flowers early in the day and remove all foliage.

Features of Species or Group:

  Interestingly enough, the cactus flowered Dahlias are an old Mexican-cultivated variety, and probably the farthest deviation from the wild species. The cactus flowered Dahlia often grows very tall. The double flowers consist of elongated, pointed petals.

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 today.

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 Purple Gem Cactus 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 Purple Gem Cactus Dahlia?

  Dahlia Bulbs are normally planted spring, and most Purple Gem Cactus Dahlia will begin to flower sometime in summer.
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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.

 

 

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Begonia Only Orders Shipping Begins Late February /Early March
 
Zones 8-11 Shipping Begins March 17
Zones 6-7 Shipping Begins Early April
Zones 3-5 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.**

 

Hardiness Zone

Shipping Schedule

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**
Amaryllis Shipping Begins Early November

*Shipping continues to zones 3-5
**Shipping continues to zones 3-7

   
 
 
 
 
 

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