Venti™ Royal Purple Dahlia
Venti™ Royal Purple Dahlia flowers
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Height: 18 inches
Spacing: 16 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: Venti Series
A wonderful mounded variety with vigorous growth; large flower displays of beautiful deep purple double blooms, sitting above deep green foliage; a lovely accent feature in patio containers and flower beds; perfect for fresh cut flower arrangements
Venti™ Royal Purple Dahlia features showy deep purple daisy flowers at the ends of the stems from early to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its pointy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season.
Venti™ Royal 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 plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. 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. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Venti™ Royal Purple Dahlia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Venti™ Royal Purple Dahlia will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 inches apart. 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.
Venti™ Royal 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.