Dark Summer Bouquet Garden
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- SHIPSBeginning in April
- HEIGHTRange of 2-6 ft when full grown
- SPACING12" between plants
- LIGHTFull sun, or part-shade
- ZONEAnnual, zones 3-11
- SHIPPINGFlat rate $10 shipping on all orders
- INCLUDES5 Black Pierre Dahlia tubers, and 9 plants in 2" pots, 3 each of: Black Knight Scabiosa, King of the Blacks Carnation, and Procut Red Sunflower
- Botanical NamesDahlia pinnata, Helianthus annuus, Scabiosa atropurpurea, Dianthus caryophyllus
This moody garden will sing when planted together, or you can spread out these beauties into different areas of the garden.
- DEER Deer resistant
- KIDS+PETS Dahlia are mildly toxic
- DIFFICULTY Moderately easy to grow
- CLIMATE A bit of shade in hot climates is best
- WATER Regular water is best
- INDOOR+POTS Grows well in containers outside
How to Plant
Dig a hole and tuck your plants in so they are even with the soil. Now give your plant a good wish, a few solid pats to compress the soil around it, and a long drink of water. The Dahlia tubers should be planted horizontally 2-4" deep.
Where to Plant
Find a place that gets a decent amount of sun, and space plants about 12" apart.
When to Plant
Avoid the heat of the day when planting — plant in the early morning, late afternoon, or by the light of the moon. Plant outside after your average last frost in the Spring.
When to Expect Blooms
Sweet, sweet Summertime.
Water regularly until they get established, and then give them extra water during dry spells. Pick the flowers regularly (Bring the flowers in! Make bouquets! Have fun!) to encourage more blooms. And ask us any questions along the way.
The Sunflower is a single stem variety, that typically only produces one bloom per plant, so leave that gem of a bloom in place to enjoy in the garden!