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Even for those not usually taken with huge pink flowers and over the top curls and ruffles, Islander wins fans. The blooms are a frothy blend of saturated flamingo hues and textures that makes it almost impossible to resist touching. Blooms are giant, 8-10" across, and carried on strong, purple stems.
For "dinnerplates", we use the American Dahlia Society's "Giant or AA" and "Large or A" classifications which are 10+" and 8-10" respectively.
Dahlia tubers can be saved, divided and shared. Click on the Dahlia Planting Guide button, right, for details and growing tips.
|Common Name:||Dahlia Islander|
|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:||Giant 10-12" bright pink blooms|
|Height:||3-4 feet tall|
|Plant/Bulb Size:||#1 multi-eyed tuber/bulb clumps, Finding Dahlia Eyes|
|Season:||Summer into fall|
|Bloom Timing:||Mid-summer through frost|
|Product info, photos and tips:||Dahlia Planting Guide|
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