Dahlia 'Firepot' Bulb

Dahlia 'Firepot' Bulb

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Zones 8 - 10 | Fiery addition to any garden
SKU 35607
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Pack of 1
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Key Characteristics
Zone

8 - 10

Mature Height

24 IN

Mature Width

15 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Dahlia 'Firepot' Bulb

A fiery blend of yellow, gold, orange, and crimson, the brilliant blooms on this compact dahlia 'Firepot' are almost as colorful as actual flames, and certainly longer lasting. Featuring blooms 3 to 4 inches wide, they are ideally suited for use in the annual or perennial border, or as a container subject. This non-cutting dahlia is about to become your favorite presence in the garden.

Dahlia 'Firepot' is a semi-decorative dahlia with blooms held in a form that may remind you of waterlilies. The central cluster tends to be crimson, while the layers of outer petals shade from yellow to deep orange. They are 3 to 4 inches wide, which would be considered huge for most plants but is actually on the small side for dahlias. And that's good, because there are so many—'Firepot' is a cut-and-come-again variety, setting new buds as soon as you deadhead the spent flowers—that you'll soon have a plant completely covered in color.

The blooms begin in midsummer, quite early for a dahlia, and continue right up to frost. The plant is petite, reaching 24 inches high and perhaps 15 to 18 inches wide. Good branching means even more blooms, and the smaller size makes 'Firepot' an excellent choice for containers of all kinds. Wouldn't it be fun to plant 'Firepot' in a fire pit. You could create your own "eternal flame"... at least for summer and fall. This is a super free-flowering variety, determined to keep itself in constant color for 4 months or more.

'Firepot' is one of the best orange-yellow dahlias for containers. Many varieties are simply too large for most flowerpots, and many need supports to hold their heavy blooms upright. Firepot Dahlia suffers from none of these issues. Make it the centerpiece of a big tub planting, or give it its own 10- to 12-inch pot. You'll be delighted by the show it puts on.

Dahlia is a sun-lover, happiest in rich, well-drained, moist soil. It is hardy only in zones 8-10, so in the Northern zones you may want to dig it up at season's end and overwinter 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, 'Firepot' needs full sun (to afternoon shade in hot climates) and benefits from very fertile soil—we recommend a nitrogen-rich liquid fertilizer once a week throughout June. Keep 'Firepot' well-fed and watered, give it plenty of sun, and it will reward you with an abundance of early color that keeps coming until frost.

Click here for a handy bulb planting depth chart for tips on planting your dahlia tubers.

Zones 8 - 11. What is My Zone?

NOTE: In Zones 3-7, the bulbs will need to be lifted before the first frost and overwintered inside. However, dahlias can be grown as annuals in all Zones.

Dahlias come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Dahlias are grown from tubers, which are similar to bulbs, so they're easy to plant. Follow our expert's advice on how to plant and care for dahlias in our Dahlia Care Guide. To learn more about dahlias, read our blog All About Dahlias.

Product Details

Item Form Bulb
Bulb Pack Size Pack of 1
Genus Dahlia
Species hybrid
Variety 'Firepot'
Category Bulbs
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 8
USDA Zone High 10
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Burgundy, Magenta, Purple
Max Bloom Size 4.00
Bloom Season Start Mid Summer
Bloom Season End Late Fall
Foliage Color Dark Green
Resistance Heat Tolerant
Special Features Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Double Blooms, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Outdoor
Zone 8, 9, 10
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI
Discount Exempt No

Customer Reviews

Rating
Gorgeous
Review by TheScarfLady
I'll definitely get more of these because they are beautiful and also because they keep popping up more and more in different directions. Mine is in a 12-in pot and seems very happy.
Rating
More than expected!
Review by CrotonCher
This grew taller than expected and is more of a fuschia than the flower in this photo. It's stunning and there are lots of buds. Once it decided to grow, it really took off - a winner!

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