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Dahlia 'Café au Lait'


Our number one most requested variety! Every year we double our patch and always agree that we should have planted more. The massive informal decorative dinner plate-sized blooms resemble pastel silk pillows. Popular with brides and wedding designers, flowers are the most unusual blend of pale creamy blush.

Dahlia Cafe Au Lait Tuber

  • Flower type: dinnerplate
    Height: 4-5’
    Site: full sun
    Days to maturity: 80-100 days
    Plant spacing: 12-18”
    Pinch: when plants are 12” tall

  • Cut when blooms are ¾ of the way open, but not overly ripe. To do this, check the back of each flower head, looking for firm and lush petals versus papery or slightly dehydrated ones. Place into water with a hydrator, or sear stem ends by placing into 160-180° water and allow to cool for 1 hour. Blooms will last 5-6 days.

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