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If you've graduated from infatuation with the dinnerplate dahlias to also loving the smaller ball form varieties, add Wizard of Oz to your list. This pretty pompon variety is decidedly pink (not the washed out shade often seen in online shots) with a deeper hued center. The flowers are 2-3" across, ideal for arrangements, and are carried on dark purple stems. We like this variety planted in groups of 3 for greatest garden impact. Cut flowers when they are about a third open for longest vase life.
Dahlia tubers can be saved, divided and shared. Click on the Dahlia Planting Guide button, right, for details and growing tips.
|Common Name:||Dahlia Wizard of Oz|
|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, excellent for cutting|
|Flower Color:||2-3" pink balls|
|Plant/Bulb Size:||#1 multi-eyed tuber/bulb clumps|
|Season:||Summer into fall|
|Bloom Timing:||Mid-summer to frost|
|Product info, photos and tips:||Dahlia Planting Guide|
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