Blackberry Ripple Dahlia

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Like a delicious dessert of berries and cream, the Blackberry Ripple Dahlia (Dahlia 'Blackberry Ripple') will delight your summer garden as much as a tasty ice cream treat! Brilliant white starburst flowers are covered completely with blackberry-hued streaks, speckles, and freckles! They are as much a delight for your garden as they are for your vase arrangements and pollinators!

Featuring tidy and low-maintenance, upright clumps of glossy green leaves and long, slender stems, the buds that burst into these incredible blooms look fantastic against their lush backdrops! As incredible treats for your eye as they are landing pads for the butterflies, Hummingbirds that will flock to your garden!

The full, layered look of these Cactus or starburst Dahlia blossoms are a treat all on their own! Healthy tubers are perennial throughout USDA growing zones 9 and up! But cooler climates won't miss out! The Blackberry Ripple Dahlia happily acts as a houseplant, or gardeners can dig the tubers and store them until spring with ease.

Planting and Application:

Add a dollop of color to your beds and borders with these unique blooms! No two will be alike and they'll enhance your cut flower gardens and cottage borders with their frilly nature! Easy to care for and space-saving plants like these are no-fuss edging and accents to your landscape regardless of space available! If you are lucky enough to have the room, drifts and large groupings of these incredible plants will draw the eye like no other!

Container gardens on sunny front porches, balconies and around seating areas also can enjoy these fantastic blooms! Add Blackberry Ripple as thrillers to your mixed planters and bouquets since the blooms keep returning throughout the summer into the fall. Full Spikey Bi-Color White & Berry-Colored Flowers

  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • Lush Mounds of Green Foliage
  • Freely Reblooming - Great Butterfly & Cut Flower Specimens
  • Reliable Summer Bulbs, Containers & Planters, Beds & Borders

#ProPlantTips for Care:

These tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants enjoy full sun and sometimes partial shade in hotter growing zones of USDA zones 9-11. Soak the tubers for a few hours before planting and plant them with their fingers spread out gently and pointing downwards. Preferring a wide range of soil types, clay, and acidic conditions, as long as they're planted in well-drained locations. To ensure even moisture, place mulch around the base of the plant. Adding mulch can add to the overall appearance and make it look clean and put together.

Dahlia tubers can be dug up in fall after frost and stored in all growing zones! The foliage will fade in the fall and wilt with colder nights. In very cold climates, to save your tubers for the next year, dig up the plants after the first frost. Let them dry out, and then place in paper bags or boxes in a cool place. Throughout the winter, sprinkle a little water on the tubers if they are dry. If you live in a warmer frost-free climate, leave them in the ground and just trim out stems to keep your plants looking their best; fresh growth will appear in the spring.

  • Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Well-Drained Organic Soil
  • Moderate Consistent Moisture
  • Lift Tubers in Fall After Frost
  • Appreciates Monthly Fertilizer

Blackberry Ripple Dahlia will be just the dessert finish to your landscape! Add to your growing Dahlia collection today - or start your new obsession with the Blackberry Ripple! Reserve yours today at and we'll ship your perennial bulbs at the correct planting time for your growing zone!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Blackberry Ripple Dahlia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-11 (All zones as an Annual)
Growing Zones 9-11 (All zones as an Annual)
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Dahlia 'Blackberry Ripple'
Type Annual
Mature Height 28 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 36 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly No