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Dinnerplate Dahlia, ‘Akita’

‘Akita’ is one exciting Dahlia that is sure to become a favorite in the late summer garden. These striking blossoms are a warm shade of red-orange with burgundy-pink highlights and tipped in bronze and yellow. They have magnificent dinnerplate sized 8-10″ blooms that begin in mid-summer and continue until frost.

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 have superb, long-lasting cut flowers. Flowers bloom the 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.


# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
DD121BIN Dinnerplate Dahlia, 'Akita' 25 4 $61.25

Plant Details +

Size #1 Clump
Height 36-40"
Spacing 20"
Hardiness Tender
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Flower 8-10" dinnerplate blooms - Red-orange with burgundy-pink
Bloomtime Midsummer - frost

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Plant Dahlias in well-drained soil in a sunny location. Plant in spring, after ground, warms to about 50ยบ F. 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. 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.