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Bigger isn't always better. Case in point: Franz Kafka dahlias. These pretty pompon flowers are on the small side - about 2-2.5" across - and that's fine. They'll win your heart with their perfect symmetry and happy color. We're not sure of the connection between this cultivar's name and that of the Czech writer, Franz Kafka, but how could it hurt to have a literary genius as a namesake?
Dahlia tubers can be saved, divided and shared. Click on the Dahlia Planting Guide button, right, for details and growing tips.
|Common Name:||Dahlia Franz Kafka|
|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|
|Flowers:||Popular cut flowers|
|Flower Color:||Soft lavender ball flowers|
|Height:||2.5-3 feet tall|
|Plant/Bulb Size:||#1 tuber/bulb clumps, Finding Dahlia Eyes|
|Season:||Summer into fall|
|Bloom Timing:||Mid to late summer through frost|
|Product info, photos and tips:||Dahlia Planting Guide|
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