Dahlia ‘Purple gem’
The Dahlia Purple Gem produces flowers of about 12cm of vivid violet color with elongated and showy petals firmly held in wine-colored stems.
As the flowers mature, they acquire a soft silvery glow at the tips of the petals. An excellent dahlia to produce cut flowers.
It can grow up to 1.2m in height and 50cm in width.Common name: Dahlia Purple gem
Scientific name: Dahlia 'Purple gem'
Plant type: Bulbs
Height: 50cm - 1.5m
Spread: 50cm - 1.5m
Flower color: Purple
Season of interest: Autumn, Summer
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained
Garden type: Architectural, City & Courtyard Gardens, Informal Garden, Patio & Container Garden
Planting type: Containers & Pots, Cut Flowers, Flower borders and bedding
Dahlia ‘Purple gem’ is from the Cactus group of dahlias. The flowers of this type of dahlia are completely double. They have narrow, pointed petals that can be straight or curved. They have curved edges in more than two-thirds of their length. Know all the dahlia types.
How to plant Dahlia ‘Purple gem’
Dahlia ‘Purple gem’, like all dahlias, appreciates fertile soil with good drainage. They like to be planted in full sun and fed regularly to produce abundant flowers.
Stake and support the stems of the taller varieties or varieties with large, heavy flowers.
Dahlias do not like strong winds or that the soil remains moist and cold.
The tubers must be lifted off the ground or protected with mulch if temperatures in the area remain below zero for many days in winter.
If you pick the flowers regularly or deadhead flowers that start to wither, the plants will respond by producing more flowers.