Now selling dahlia plants: consider them even if you’ve never done them: 3-6 feet tall, amazing, gorgeous colorful blooms that start in August, continue until frost takes them down.
Cut flowers will be available in August.
Once dahlias get started — which they will be if you buy plants — they are pretty easy and tolerant creatures. Japanese beetles sometimes like hiding in some blooms, but they are selective, it seems. Other than that, these will fill your garden with color and beauty from late July or early August until the frost takes them down. Of course, the actual size of the plants and blooms depends on local conditions.
WHAT WE HAVE:
THE BIG BLOOMS: Usually 6 inches and more
Cameo Peach: Beautiful 7″ blooms of peach, pink, a little yellow on a 4′ plant.
Center Court: Stunning white 7” blooms. The petals fold back to make an elegant profile, cupping the stem. 5’ tall.
Gitts Crazy: Magical 7″ bronze and rosy purple bloom on a 5.5 foot plant.
Bitsy: A dwarf (18 inch) dahlia with 4″ blooms of beautiful white with pink edges.
Marry Me: Big lavender pink 6.5″ with white in the center on 5′ plants (flowers only)
Miss Delilah: Fabulous hot pink with white toward the center – amazing. Great 6-8” blooms on 4’ tall plants.
Raspberry Punch: Big 7″ raspberry red flowers with a little yellow center on 5′ plants
MIDDLE-SIZED BLOOMS: Usually around 4-5″ blooms
Day Dreamer: Beautiful, subtle shades of soft yellow and blush apricot on a full-petal, 4-6” bloom. 4’ tall.
Linna: Stunning yellow and peach 5″ flowers on a 5.5 foot tall plant.
Miss Molly: Simply gorgeous mauve pink and yellow blend. Blooms 3-4” on 4’ plants – great on their own or impressive in a cluster.
October Sky: The best of fall colors brought forward to summer. Soft orange and gold blooms of 5” on a strong 5’ plant. Oh, my.
Purple Rose: Fabulous large 5″ flowers that look like their name.
Sunburst: Large red blooms with yellow centers. (Flowers only)
Voodoo: Deep dark 5″ blooms on a 4.5 foot plant
LITTLE FOLK: Less than 4″
Cornel: Dark red, 3.5″ blooms on 3.5′ plants. (Flowers only)
Jason Matthew: Stunning 3″ dark purple on 5′ plants.
Jitterbug: Cute 2.5″ salmon flowers with yellow highlights in the center. 3′ plants.
Lora Ashley: 3″ orange and peach blossoms on a 4′ plant. (flowers only)
Mardy Gras: Sparkly bright orange with bright yellow near the center 2.5 inch blooms on 4′ plants.. Stands out in a crowd! (Flowers only)
Picasso: The artist would be proud — abstract pattern of burgundy red streaks on soft white blossoms. Nice 3.5 inch blooms on 4′ plants.
Raz-Ma-Taz: Deep red surrounding yellow 2.5 inch blooms on a 3.5 foot plant. (Flowers only)