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Sagittarius Dahlia Bundle
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Dear Sagittarius, you are a fireball of intelligence and intensity. To that end, we are going to throw you a curveball and suggest you pepper your garden this year with some lacy grace and (fun)ctionality. We DO NOT say this to suggest you need more of a light touch but we do think it is always fun to play with plants that bring elements of surprise into our lives:)

These are the Dahlias for your Sagittarius garden.
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  • SHIPSBeginning in February, or after your last frost. If you want your tubers earlier than your last frost date (because you’re a risk-taker or have a greenhouse, for example), just email us and we’re happy to accommodate

  • ZONEGrows everywhere in the USA (annual in zones 2-6, tender perennial in zones 7-11)

  • INCLUDES3 full clumps of tubers, with planting instructions and wooden plant markers: Cafe au Lait, Creme de Cassis, Sweet Suzanne

  • Botanical NameDahlia pinnata
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Description

The Sagittarius garden is a study in intense subtlety. This bundle of 3 dahlias is quietly potent, with a deep beauty. Cafe au Lait Dahlia (huge blooms that shape-shift between soft pink and creamy white), Creme de Cassis Dahlia (incredible bi-colored blooms in moody chocolate pink), Sweet Suzanne Dahlia (on-trend peachy-white in a bold ball shape).


  • DEER Deer resistant
  • KIDS+PETS Mildly toxic, can irritate skin; petals edible
  • WATER Water regularly once it begins to grow
  • INDOOR+POTS Grows well in containers outside
  • HEIGHT 3-5ft when full grown
  • SPACING 12" between plants
  • LIGHTFull sun, or part-shade

How to Plant

Dig a hole about 8-12" deep and mix in compost if you have it. For planting the clump whole, the tuber clump should be fully covered in dirt, but the stem should be sticking out. For planting a single tuber, lay the tuber on its side horizontally 2-4” deep. Cover with soil and gently compress to make your dahlias nice and snug. Mark the spot with support (a stake or tomato trellis works well) for the big blooms to come. Tubers are prone to rot, so only water if the soil is very dry, otherwise leave it be until it starts to grow.

Where to Plant

Find a place that gets mostly sun, and space plants about 12" apart.

When to Plant

Plant outside after your average last frost in the spring, when the ground has warmed. 

When to Expect Blooms

Mid-summer through frost. 

Care Instructions

Water regularly once they start to sprout, and then give them extra water during dry spells. Pick the flowers using a sharp tool (Bring the flowers in! Make bouquets! Have fun!) to encourage more blooms. They are sensitive to frost, so make sure to wait until any threat of frost has passed before planting outside. 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. In places with mild climates, generally zones 7-10, Dahlias are tender perennials, but in places with freezing winters they are annuals. After your first frost, you can dig up your tubers and store them someplace cool and dark to replant the following spring. Our plant care page has detailed instructions on Dahlia digging, dividing, and storing.

Sagittarius Dahlia Bundle

$60.00 $0.00 ( / )