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Dahlia, Dinnerplate ‘Big Brother’

Dinnerplate Dahlia ‘Big Brother’ is truly magnificent! This striking beauty has huge 8-10″ blooms of soft yellow tinged with vibrant orange. Dinnerplate Dahlias have some of the largest flowers you’ll ever see. Great for cutting! The Dahlia is a large spring planted tuberous root that becomes a sturdy bush and a superb flower. This distinctive dahlia is sure to become a favorite for the late summer garden. This is a dinnerplate type dahlia with very showy, huge 8-10″ size blooms. The dahlia is one of the most pleasing of all summer flowers.

Dahlias are a tender perennial that are vigorous and fast growing. Bulbs must be lifted from the ground in zones 7 and lower. This is an outstanding addition to the flower border or container garden. Dahlias are an old-fashioned favorite and have superb, long-lasting cut flowers. Flowers bloom the first year and add a lovely spot of color in the garden. Heat resistant. Your Dahlias will bloom from mid-summer until frost. They are a welcome addition to the garden late in the season when other flowers are fading.

Plant Details +

Height 36-48"
Spacing 18-24"
Hardiness 8-11; Annuals in 2-7
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Flower 8-10" dinnerplate blooms - Yellow with orange
Bloomtime Midsummer to Fall

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Plant Dahlias in well-drained soil in a sunny location. Plant in spring, after ground, warms to about 50º F. 1. Dig a hole 3-4" deep. 2. Set the tuberous root firmly in place. 3. Cover the tuberous root with soil and water thoroughly. Supply ample moisture and fertilizer during the growing season. When the plant reaches 1-1/2' in height, trim entire plant to 1'. In about two weeks trim the plant again back to about 1-1/2'. This will encourage your Dahlia to produce an abundance of flowers. Remove all spent flowers.