(36-48" tall) The enchanting purple blooms of 'Genova' Ball Dahlia can range from ethereal pale lavender to a warmer pinky plum. Vigorous plants produce an abundance of the distinctive, 2-4" diameter flowers on tall, sturdy stems, making them a standout in the garden. Like other Ball Dahlias, these have a long vase life, making them a must-have in bouquets — and because the flowers are slightly smaller than other ball varieties, they are especially suited to mixed bouquets, where they won't overpower other summer blooms. These beauties thrive in containers; a pair of planters near a sunny entryway offers a warm welcome to visitors. Plant tubers 1-2" deep in well-drained soil. You can get a head start by planting them in pots indoors in early spring. Keep soil moist and look forward to blooms from mid-summer until frost. Although grown as an annual in zones 3-7, you can dig up the tubers at the end of the season, store them indoors, and replant in spring, making Dahlias a wise investment.
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Genova Ball Dahlia
Ball Dahlia Genova
Serrated oval-shaped green foliage.
Mid summer until frost
1 bulb per sq. ft.
Bulbs/Tubers should be planted 1" to 2" below the soil line.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Average, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Easy To Grow, Attract Hummingbirds, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Perennial in zones 8-10. Annual in zones 3-7.
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Tubers and leaves are toxic if eaten in large amounts. Toxic to dog,cats and horses.
Spring / Summer
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