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Like most flower fans, we have to admit to a leaning towards oversized dinner plate dahlias. Sometimes more is, well, more. Wanda's Aurora is new to us, definitely pleasing eye candy and an oh-so-welcome discovery. Lots of wide, full petals with pronounced ribs and shading that eases from coral pink to clear yellow deliver blooms that captivate even from a distance. Expect to be coaxed from the other side of the yard by this seductive gal. This variety is more productive than most of the giants.
Note: we'll be growing this new dahlia in 2019 and if you are too, we're in the market for a better photo. Send us your best - if it wins and we use it, we'll send a $25 gift certificate your way to fund more dahlia fun in 2020.
Dahlia tubers can be saved, divided and shared. Click on the Dahlia Planting Guide button, right, for details and growing tips.
|Common Name:||Dahlia Wanda's Aurora|
|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:||Uses: landscape color, focal point|
|Flower Color:||Giant 10-11" pink and yellow blend|
|Height:||5 feet tall|
|Plant/Bulb Size:||#1 multi-eyed tuber/bulb clumps|
|Season:||Summer into fall|
|Bloom Timing:||Mid-summer through frost|
|Product info, photos and tips:||Dahlia Planting Guide|
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