Dahlia 'Purple Gem' Cactus Dahlia Bulb

Dahlia 'Purple Gem' Cactus Dahlia Bulb
Dahlia 'Purple Gem' Cactus Dahlia Bulb

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A heavy-blooming, semi-cactus, heat-tolerant dahlia
SKU 29696
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Bulb Pack Size
Pack of 1
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Key Characteristics

8 - 11

Mature Height

3 Feet

Mature Width

24 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy, Clay, Sandy

Description / Dahlia 'Purple Gem' Cactus Dahlia Bulb

Welcome the enchanting allure of Dahlia 'Purple Gem' into your garden sanctuary. With its mesmerizing display of color and charm, this delightful dahlia variety is a true marvel that graces the landscape from early spring to the late days of fall, enchanting garden enthusiasts with its abundant beauty.

Picture the scene: early spring brings the promise of new beginnings as you planting dahlia bulbs the resilient Dahlia 'Purple Gem'. Patiently nurtured, it bursts into full bloom by midsummer, captivating onlookers with masses of 5-inch cactus-shaped fully double flowers. Each blossom unfurls with pointed and delicately rolled petals, boasting a shimmery shade of magenta purple that dances in the sunlight. The flowers, borne on long, sturdy burgundy stems, stand tall as sentinels of elegance in your garden oasis.

But it's not just the aesthetic appeal that makes Dahlia 'Purple Gem' a garden favorite. Its highly decorative blooms are a beacon for nature's finest - butterflies and hummingbirds flock to revel in its nectar-rich blossoms, bringing life and vitality to your outdoor haven. Moreover, when it's time to bring the beauty indoors, Dahlia 'Purple Gem' serves as an exquisite addition to floral arrangements, gracing your home with its radiant presence.

A testament to nature's ingenuity, Dahlia 'Purple Gem' is a hybrid wonder that adapts to various garden settings with ease. Whether adorning containers, garden beds, or standing tall in the middle of borders, its versatility knows no bounds. For optimal impact, consider planting 'Purple Gem' in mass groupings or clusters of five, allowing its splendor to unfold in breathtaking harmony.

To ensure the flourishing of Dahlia 'Purple Gem', provide it with a sunny sanctuary enriched with fertile, humus-rich, well-draining soil. While it revels in the warmth of the sun, a touch of afternoon shade can be beneficial in regions with scorching summer climates. Regardless of your soil's composition - be it clay, loam, or sandy - 'Purple Gem' thrives, adapting gracefully to neutral, acidic, or alkaline pH levels.

Throughout the growing season, maintain a delicate balance of moisture, never allowing the soil to parch. Regular watering coupled with judicious deadheading of spent flowers promotes continuous blooming, prolonging the spectacle of 'Purple Gem' in your garden haven. For those in Zones 3-7, remember to lift and store the bulbs during the winter months, ensuring the longevity of this perennial treasure.

It's important to note that while Dahlia 'Purple Gem' enchants all with its floral prowess, it is not a friend to our furry companions. Exercise caution if you have pets, as this plant is not pet-friendly.

In conclusion, Dahlia 'Purple Gem' stands as a testament to nature's splendor, a beacon of beauty that transforms any garden into a realm of wonder and delight. Embrace its magnificence, and let its vibrant blooms weave a tapestry of color and charm in your outdoor sanctuary.

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.

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.

Product Details

Item Form Bulb
Bulb Pack Size Pack of 1
Genus Dahlia
Species hybrid/ Cactus
Variety 'Purple Gem'
Category Bulbs
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 8
USDA Zone High 11
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Color Magenta
Max Bloom Size 5.00
Bloom Season Start Mid Summer
Bloom Season End Late Fall
Foliage Color Medium Green
Resistance Heat Tolerant
Special Features Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Hummingbird Lovers
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Fall Color
Zone 8, 9, 10, 11
State Shipping Restrictions GU, PR, VI
Discount Exempt No
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