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Dinnerplate Dahlia, ‘Thomas Edison’

A favorite for intensity of color is Dahlia ‘Thomas Edison’, a dinnerplate type, with very dark and intensely violet-purple blooms – always catching visitor’s attention. This is a very dependable bloomer and an easy care plant. Create a little electricity in your garden with Thomas Edison’s help. This outstanding dahlia is sure to become a favorite for the late summer garden. Large 7+” size blooms.

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 superb, long lasting cut flowers. Flowers bloom 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 7+" dinnerplate blooms - Deep-purple
Bloomtime Midsummer-Fall

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Plant Dahlias in well-drained soil in a sunny location. 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.