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Dahlia, Dinnerplate ‘Cafe Au Lait’

‘Cafe Au Lait’ has the enchanting, subtle colors of creamy-beige with additional pink tones highlighted by more vivid peach tones in the center of the flowers. These shades are not often seen in the Dahlia group, making ‘Cafe Au Lait’ quite exceptional. This lush and gorgeous variation of the dahlia blooms in creamy hues of peach, blush, ivory, and dusty-rose, which makes it the perfect addition to a summer wedding bouquet or centerpiece. This magnificent dahlia is sure to become a favorite for the late summer garden. Very large 9+” 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 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
DD411BIN Dahlia, Dinnerplate 'Cafe Au Lait' 25 out of stock $54.50

Plant Details +

Size #1 Clump
Height 40"
Spacing 15"
Hardiness Tender
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Flower 9+" dinnerplate blooms - Creamy-beige with peachy-pink tones
Bloomtime Midsummer - frost

General Information +

General Characteristics: An old-fashioned garden favorite and superb, long-lasting cut flower. Dahlias are grown from a Tuberous Root. Flowers are good for cutting. Just one flower would be a lovely display! Compact bedding dahlias are ideal for container gardens and for flower beds. Use to add height and color to gardens. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds! Please note that pinching of the secondary buds will produce even larger flowers. Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater.

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.