Dahlia 'Alfred Grille'

'Alfred Grille' Dahlia, Cactus Dahlias

No reviews
Dahlia 'Alfred Grille', 'Alfred Grille' Dahlia, Cactus Dahlias, Bicolor Dahlia Flowers, Pink Dahlias, Orange Dahlias, yellow Dahlias, Dahlia Tubers, Dahlia Bulbs, Dahlia Flower, Dahlia Flowers, summer bulbs

From: $10.99 wishlist

Award-winning Dahlia 'Alfred Grillecan leave no one untouched! It makes quite an impression on onlookers with its profusion of spectacular salmon pink flowers blending to gold at their heart! No wonder it won multiple awards. Just look at it! The fully double flowers, up to 6-8 in. wide (15-20 cm), enjoy elongated velvety petals that curve elegantly towards the face of the bloom and contrast beautifully with the dark green foliage. They are not top-heavy and remain nice and straight even when it rains. 

★ Blooming prodigiously from July until Frost, this dahlia grows up to 40 inches (100 cm) and is an excellent choice to create a lovely garden display or for showing.

★ A great pick for borders, containers or as cut flowers thanks to its superb vase life. Did you know that the more you cut Dahlia flowers, the more flowers you get? This makes Dahlias twice as nice: pretty in a vase, pretty in the garden. A great big flower in a vase or floating in a shallow bowl makes the perfect eye-catcher.

★ Best flowering occurs in full sun, but light shade will be welcomed in hot summer areas.

★ Winner of multiple awards (over 200 according to the American Dahlia Society!)

Dahlia 'Alfred Grille', 'Alfred Grille' Dahlia, Cactus Dahlias, Bicolor Dahlia Flowers, Pink Dahlias, Orange Dahlias, yellow Dahlias, Dahlia Tubers, Dahlia Bulbs, Dahlia Flower, Dahlia Flowers, summer bulbs

★ Provide consistent moisture during the growing season and do not allow soils dry out. Plant in a sheltered location to protect your dahlias from strong winds. 

★ Best in groups of 5 for best visual effect. Deadhead spent flowers to promote growth of additional flower buds. 

​​Not what you are looking for? No problem, we have plenty other fabulous Dahlias!

★ If you live in a cool area (hardiness zones 3-7) and you want to save your dahlia bulbs, or more precisely, your dahlia tubers for next spring, you may dig them up before the first frost and store them over winter before replanting them next spring. Store them in boxes, covered with moistened sand in a cool, dark, frost-free place where temperature remains between 45-50 °F (7-10°C).

★ This Dahlia is a member of the Cactus Dahlias which have the most exceptional blooms. The Dahlia flowers have beautiful ‘spiny’ petals that are rolled up along more than two-thirds of their length. Sometimes, the petals are straight from the base to the tip, but they can also curve inward or outward. The petals are often narrow and pointed, and some have deeply incised tips. These are the ones known as spider dahlias, and they make real eye-catchers!

★ Dahlias come originally from Central and South America, particularly Mexico where they are the national flower. In their homeland, their natural habitats are cool moist mountain slopes. Their flowers were prized for their beauty early on, and the Aztecs used the tubers as a food crop as well as for medicinal purposes. Botanists who boarded the ships of the Spanish conquistadores discovered the imposing flower in the 17th century. Europeans first tested them as a food crop but soon admired them for their beautiful flowers. The plant was named in honor of A. Dahl, a Swedish botanist. This scientific name became so established that a common name for dahlias never took hold.
During the nineteenth century, the dahlia began stealing the hearts of people all over the world; today there are 20,000 different varieties. And every one is a descendent of one of the original species such as Dahlia rosea.

 

 

Read More

Requirement

Hardiness Zones8 - 10
Sun
full sun Full Sun
partial sun Partial Sun
Plant TypeBulb, Perennial
Period Of InterestEarly Summer - Frost
HeightUp to 40 in. (100 cm)
Spacing18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
FeaturesAttractive, Cut flowers
Garden UsesBeds, Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Cutting Gardens
WaterAverage
MaintenanceAverage
Soil TypeClay, Sand or Loam
Soil PHAcid, Alkaline or Neutral
Soil DrainageWell-Drained, Moist But Well-Drained
flower bulbs, flowering bulbs, How to care for flower bulbs, Planting flower bulbs, Growing flower bulbs, flower bulbs care, Spring Bulbs, Spring Flowers, early spring bulbs, mid spring bulbs, late spring bulbs,early season bulbs, mid season bulbs, late s

Learn How To Plant And Care for Your Flower Bulbs

Crocosmia, Crocosmias, How to care for Crocosmia, Planting Crocosmia, Growing Crocosmia, Crocosmia care, Crocosmia x  Crocosmiiflora, Montbretia, Coppertips, Falling Stars

Learn How To Plant And Care for Your Crocosmia

English Roses, How to care for English Roses, Planting English Roses, Growing English Roses, English Rose care, English Rose Flower, English Rose, David Austin Rose, Fragrant roses, Shrub roses

Learn How To Plant And Care for Your English Roses

Peonies, How to care for Peonies, Planting Peonies, Growing Peonies, Peonies care, Peony Flower, Peony

Learn How To Plant And Care for Your Peonies

Lilies, How to care for Lilies, Planting Lilies, Growing Lilies, Lilies care, Lily Flower, Lilies, Species Lilies, Martagon Lilies, Asiatic Lilies, Trumpet Lilies, Oriental Lilies,

Learn How To Plant And Care for Your Lilies

Delphiniums, How to care for Delphiniums, Planting Delphiniums, Growing Delphiniums, Delphinium care, Delphinium Flower

Learn How To Plant And Care for Your Delphiniums

Dahlias, How to care for dahlias, Planting dahlia, Growing dahlia, Dahlia care, Dahlia Tubers, Dahlia Bulbs, Dahlia Flower, Dahlia Flowers, summer bulbs

Learn How To Plant And Care for Your Dahlias

Canna Lily bulbs, Canna lilies, How to care for canna, Planting canna, Growing canna, Cana care

Learn How To Plant And Care for Your Canna Lilies

Viola Odorata, Sweet Violet, March Violet, Sweet Pansy, English Violet, Florist's Violet, Garden Violet, Shade plants, shade perennial, violet flowers, plants for shade, fragrant perennials

Viola Odorata (Sweet Violet)

Incredibly fragrant and easy to grow!

Rosa Sweet Juliet, Rosa Sweet Juliet, English Rose Sweet Juliet, David Austin Rose, English Rose, Fragrant roses, Shrub roses, orange roses, apricot roses

Rose 'Sweet Juliet' (Ausleap)

Reliable, disease resistant and delightfully fragrant!

View More
Alfred Grille Bright Cactus Dahlia - 5 Plants Per Bag

Alfred Grille Bright Cactus Dahlia - 5 Plants Per Bag

From: KVB Wholesale

Price: $10.99

add Alfred Grille Bright Cactus Dahlia - 5 Plants Per Bag to wishlist
Gladiolus 'Little Darling'

Gladiolus 'Little Darling'

Brilliant scarlet flowers with a white edge!

Price: N/A

add Gladiolus 'Little Darling' to wishlist
Liatris Spicata (Gayfeather)

Liatris Spicata (Gayfeather)

Interesting foliage and showy flowers!

From: $1.99

add Liatris Spicata (Gayfeather) to wishlist
Persicaria Amplexicaulis (Mountain Fleece)

Persicaria Amplexicaulis (Mountain Fleece)

For great fall colors!

Price: N/A

add Persicaria Amplexicaulis (Mountain Fleece) to wishlist
Gladiolus 'Violetta'

Gladiolus 'Violetta'

For a big floral show!

Price: N/A

add Gladiolus 'Violetta' to wishlist
Cannas (Canna Lilies)

Cannas (Canna Lilies)

Add a bright, happy tropical touch!

From: $3.00

add Cannas (Canna Lilies) to wishlist
Gaura Lindheimeri

Gaura Lindheimeri

Fast growing, long-flowering & superb!

From: $2.95

add Gaura Lindheimeri to wishlist
Verbena Bonariensis (Tall Verbena)

Verbena Bonariensis (Tall Verbena)

Long-lasting and graceful!

From: $1.95

add Verbena Bonariensis (Tall Verbena) to wishlist
Rudbeckia Fulgida (Black-Eyed Susan)

Rudbeckia Fulgida (Black-Eyed Susan)

Prolific blooms over a long mid-summer to fall period!

From: $2.35

add Rudbeckia Fulgida (Black-Eyed Susan) to wishlist
Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Extremely showy and exotic-looking!

From: $1.50

add Crocosmia (Montbretia) to wishlist
Helenium (Sneezeweed)

Helenium (Sneezeweed)

Beautiful array of fall colors!

From: $7.20

add Helenium (Sneezeweed) to wishlist
Nepeta Racemosa 'Walker's Low'

Nepeta Racemosa 'Walker's Low'

Long blooming and attractive!

From: $10.00

add Nepeta Racemosa 'Walker's Low' to wishlist
Agastache 'Blue Fortune'

Agastache 'Blue Fortune'

A top pick for gardeners!

From: $6.08

add Agastache 'Blue Fortune' to wishlist

Planting Instructions

1. Planting should happen in spring after all danger of frost is gone

2. Space the tubers 3-4 ft apart for large dahlias or 2 ft. apart for smaller dahlias

3. Dig a 12 x 12 inch deep hole (30 x 30 cm)

4. Mix organic matter to the soil that has been removed

5. Fill the hole with the above mix to a depth of 6 inches

6. Put in the tuber horizontally, eye facing upward

7. Cover it with the remainder of the soil

8. Press the soil down around the roots and water the planting area thoroughly

9. When the sprout emerges from the ground, gradually add more soil mix until the hole is totally filled.

Care

★ Dahlias thrive on regular rainfall in most areas though will require watering in arid and desert climates.

★ Dahlias grow in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soils.

★ Feed monthly with bloom type fertilizer to ensure full blooms

★ Pinch back new growth when the dahlia is a foot high (30 cm) to promote a compact, bushy growth

★ Remove spent blooms to encourage new blooms

★ The stalks are woody, so aphids can attack them. A spray with insecticidal soap or even physically washing the aphids off a few times with a strong jet of water usually solves this.

★ Cut back almost to ground level in fall, before lifting and storing for the winter.

★ In USDA zone 9 dahlias can be treated as perennial hardy bulbs and left in the ground. In zones 7-8 and below, dahlias either need to be lifted and stored for winter in a dry and cool place - between 50°F and 60°F (10°C and 15°C), or treated as annuals with new tubers or bedding plants planted each spring. 

★ If you decide to leave the dahlia tubers in the ground over winter, apply a 6 - 12 inches of mulch over the ground

There is no review yet. Be the first one to comment!

Write a reviewWrite a Review