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Lake Michigan Dahlia

Pretty Petals and the Perfect Ratio
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Lake Michigan Dahlia

Pretty Petals and the Perfect Ratio
We can't help loving Lake Michigan Dahlia, it's just...close to home for Michigan Bulb. But it's not just enticing for its name, the color pattern is gorgeous! It looks like someone painted it with one long stroke from the tip down towards the luminous yellow center. This is a dahlia we like in containers. It stays a little more compact than the landscape dahlias, so there won't be lots of blank space between the pot and the blooms. The flowers reach a good 5" across—big flowers on a compact plant is such a strong ratio. It's a big flower show that will go where big plants don't fit. Lake Michigan's blooms also play well in a mixed bouquet, large enough to draw attention but not so big you can't fit other flowers around it.
  • Zone 3-10
  • Height 34 - 36 inches
  • Bloom Time Midsummer until first frost in the fall
  • Light Requirements Full Sun
  • Ship As NO. 1 TUBER
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  • Botanical Name:

    Dahlia 'Lake Michigan'

  • Height: 34 - 36 inches
  • Ship As: NO. 1 TUBER
  • Lift In Fall: 3- 7
  • Spacing: 18 - 24 inches
  • Spread: 18 - 24 inches
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun
  • Color: Purple, White
  • Bloom Time: Midsummer until first frost in the fall
  • Flower Form: 5" double flowers
  • Planting Instructions: 2" deep, 18-24" apart after all danger of frost is past. Dig 12x8 inch deep hole. Mix organic matter with removed soil and backfil the hole about 6". Place tuber horizontally with 'eyes' facing upward. Cover with remainder por soil, firm and water thoroughly.
  • Soil Requirements: Well drained, humus rich soil
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Pruning: Remove spent flower heads to encourage more blooms and maintain a neat appearance.
  • Winter Care: Dahlias are not hardy. Dig the tubers in fall and store in dry peatmoss in a cool, dry and frost free location. Dry tubers for a few days (preferably outside) before storing!
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR



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