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Dahlia, Dinnerplate 'Motto'
Item DD581

'Motto' is such a striking Dahlia, with broad petals of apricot orange merging to apricot yellow at the tips and at the center. Upright stems support this summer favorite, that blooms until frost. This outstanding dahlia is sure to become a favorite for the summer garden. Large 8+" dinnerplate size blooms.

Dahlias are a tender perennial that are vigorous and fast growing. Bulbs must be lifted from the ground in zones 7 and lower. This is an outstanding addition to the flower border or container garden. Dahlias are an old-fashioned favorite and superb, long lasting cut flowers. Flowers bloom first year and add a lovely spot of color in the garden. Heat resistant. Your Dahlias will bloom from mid summer until frost. They are a welcome addition to the garden late in the season when other flowers are fading.
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Size: #1 Clump • Hardiness: Tender • Bulb Type: Tuberous Root • Height: 40"

Exposure: Full sun • Bloomtime: Mid Summer-Frost • Spacing: 20"

Foliage: Green • Flower: Apricot Orange to Yellow, 8+" Dinnerplate Blooms

When to Plant Outdoors: Plant in spring, after the ground warms to about 50º F.

Easy to grow
1. Dig a hole 3-4" deep.
2. Set the tuberous root firmly in place.
3. Cover the tuberous root with soil and water thoroughly.

Planting instructions: Plant Dahlias in well-drained soil in a sunny location. Supply ample moisture and fertilizer during the growing season. When the plant reaches 1-1/2' in height, trim entire plant to 1'. In about two weeks trim the plant again back to about 1-1/2'. This will encourage your Dahlia to produce an abundance of flowers. Remove all spent flowers.


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