Labella® Grande Deep Purple Dahlia
Dahlia 'Labella Grande Deep Purple'
Labella® Grande Deep Purple Dahlia flowers
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Height: 12 inches
Spread: 14 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: Labella Series
Beautiful wine colored double blooms are featured on this compact and heat tolerant variety; produces an impressive flower canopy all season long, showing off in patio containers, borders and garden beds; lovely addition to cut flower arrangements
Labella® Grande Deep Purple Dahlia features showy purple round flowers with dark red overtones and yellow centers at the ends of the stems from mid summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its serrated pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season.
Labella® Grande Deep Purple Dahlia is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Labella® Grande Deep Purple Dahlia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Labella® Grande Deep Purple Dahlia will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 inches. This annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average conditions that are neither too wet nor too dry. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Labella® Grande Deep Purple Dahlia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.