Note: We are no longer selling dahlia tubers. Be sure to check out our list of favorite dahlia tuber sources. Because so many gardeners reference our photos and descriptions, we have kept them on our site.
One of the most productive and reliable varieties we’ve ever grown, ‘Cornel’ makes our top 5 list every year. Plants reach a height of 4 feet and produce long, strong stems, perfect for cutting. Blooms are 4 inches across and feature dark, cherry-red petals that resemble rich velvet. Hands down, the best red variety on the market. Ball-shaped flowers are weather resistant and last an extremely long time in the vase.
Flower type: ball
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 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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