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.
The vibrant fire engine-red flowers of this eye-catching variety light up even the darkest corners of the garden. ‘Caliente’ has large flowers and long, strong stems that are great for cutting.
Flower type: formal decorative
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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