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Grand Finale Dahlia
Stunning 10-inch Blooms!
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Grand Finale Dahlia

Item # 35608
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Very free-flowering and so lovely!

This semi-cactus is one of the last dahlias to bloom, continuing into fall.
Here it is: the show-stopping beauty of your garden, the focal point of indoor arrangements, and the hardest-working dahlia you will ever grow. Grand Finale is a semi-cactus variety with long, tightly-packed, quilled petals of burgundy-purple, lightening at the tips. The flowers are nearly a foot wide, and they arise far, far more abundantly on this big bushy plant than you would believe possible. You're in for a treat when you plant Grand Finale!

This dinnerplate Dahlia is out to wow with both flower size and flower number. If you're a dahlia specialist, these are size AA blooms of the giant category. For the rest of us, they're simply enormous -- easily 10 inches wide. You might expect, then, only to see a few flowers per plant, but Grand Finale is a heavy bloomer, giving you the chance to keep some color in the garden while picking the very finest flowers for the vase.

The blooms begin in late summer and continue well into fall (whenever frost sets in) on very well-branched, dense plants 4 feet high. Grand Finale is one of the last dahlias to bloom each year, and you will love the spectacular flourish it gives to the end of the season! Support the huge flowers with plant hoops or stakes; you don't want to miss a minute of the show they put on!

Dahlia is a sun-lover, happiest in rich, well-drained, moist soil. It is hardy only through zone 8 in the north, so you may want to dig it up at season's end and store it indoors to replant in spring. It forms a tuber, and is easy to tuck away in a shoebox filled with clean kitty litter or vermiculite.

Like most Dahlias, Grand Finale needs full sun and benefits from very fertile soil--we recommend a nitrogen-rich liquid fertilizer once a week throughout June. Keep Grand Finale well-fed and watered, give it plenty of sun, and it will reward you with an abundance of late-season color! Zones 8-10.

Genus Dahlia
Variety 'Grand Finale'
ItemForm Bareroot
Zone 8 - 10
BloomStartToEnd Late Summer - Early Fall
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 4 ft
PlantWidth 24 in - 2 ft 6 in
BloomSize 10 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Double Blooms, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers
BloomColor Burgundy, Dark Magenta, Purple
FoliageColor Dark Green
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Deer Resistance, Heat Tolerant
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 2 Reviews Write a Review
from wrote (January 28, 2014):
New, beautiful dahlia cannot wait for it to bloom.
What a selection!
Farmboy55 from MN wrote (January 15, 2014):
Huge selection and things you won't find in the seed selection at a big box store. If you like gardening you'll find something you like here.
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