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Nicholas Dahlia
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Dahlia are towering beauties of the summer garden, coming into bloom around mid-summer to steal the show with a stunning array of colors and shapes. Each dahlia is shipped as a full clump that can be divided into up to 5 individual tubers (which will each make its own plant) or can be planted together as one clump. Packaged in a cloth bag with a wooden plant marker and planting instructions.
  • HEIGHT4 ft when full grown
  • SPACING12" between plants
  • LIGHTFull sun, or part-shade
  • ZONEAnnual, zones 3-7, tender perennial zone 8-11

  • SHIPPINGBeginning in February, depending on your growing zone
  • INCLUDES1 full clump of tubers

  • Botanical NameDahlia pinnata
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Description

The Nicholas Dahlia is a real stunner. Blooms are a gorgeous coral color, with a little peach mixed in. The waterlily shape of the bloom makes it look a little funky. Each tuber grows a plant laden with tons of huge 6" blooms.


  • DEER Deer resistant
  • KIDS+PETS Mildly toxic, can irritate skin
  • DIFFICULTY Moderate, likes good soil and regular care
  • CLIMATE Full sun, or part shade in hot climates
  • WATER Water regularly once it begins to grow
  • INDOOR+POTS Grows well in containers outside

How to Plant

Dig a hole about 8" deep and amend with compost. Place the tuber horizontally (with the eyes, if you can see them, pointing up) 2-4" below the soil. Mark the spot with support (a stick or tomato trellis works well) for the big blooms to come. Now give your tuber a good wish, a few solid pats to compress the soil around it. Tubers are prone to rot, so only water it if the soil is very dry, otherwise leave it be until it starts to grow.

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

Mid-summer through frost.

Care Instructions

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.

Extra Credit

When the plant is about 12" tall you can pinch it back, (which is to clip off the first main middle bud), so that the plant is encouraged to be bushier and more full of blooms as it matures. After your first frost, you can dig up your tubers and store them someplace cool and dark to re-plant the following spring.

Nicholas Dahlia

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