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Ball form dahlias are among nature's most fascinating creations, with rows of perfectly rolled petals circling ever tighter into the center. These flowers have an imaginary quality that temps one to reach over (discretely) to touch the centerpiece, confirming that the blooms are indeed real. Ideal for tightly planted gardens, Cornel has a slender profile and doesn't need much space. Consider planting with a sun proof red leafed coleus as in two of the photos here - genius!
Dahlia tubers can be saved, divided and shared. Click on the Dahlia Planting Guide button, right, for details and growing tips.
This is a Leafari grown, tested and recommended variety.
|Common Name:||Dahlia Cornel|
|Growing Zones:||Grow in zones 4-8S/9W, lift and store tubers indoors for winter where ground freezes|
|Sun/Shade:||Full sun, 3/4 day sun in south|
|Flower Color:||4" deep cherry red blooms, excellent for cutting|
|Height:||4-5 feet tall|
|Plant/Bulb Size:||#1 multi-eyed tuber/bulb clumps, Finding Dahlia Eyes|
|Season:||Summer into fall|
|Bloom Timing:||Mid-summer to frost|
|Product info, photos and tips:||Dahlia Planting Guide|
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