(Dahlia 'Santa Claus')! Huge, fully double blooms with slightly ruffled and curvy petals, each candy striped in bright red and creamy white! Like a whirling peppermint of color, the Santa Claus Dahlia is round and brightly hued with its backward curving, pointed petals.
Sitting atop the darker stems and lush green toothy foliage, these tubers grow fast each spring and bloom all summer through fall! Meaning you and your pollinators will be enjoying the holidays in July! Deadheading means the blooms keep popping until frost and they will fill your vases and bouquets indoors with these unique flowers!
Dahlia are perennial tubers throughout USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11 and great houseplants, annual accents, or seasonal bulbs in all growing zones. Northern growers can force these tubers indoors or dig them in the fall and store them all winter in a basement, shed, or garage.
These brilliant red and white blooms are incredible for cut flower gardens and pollinator beds! Their space-saving mounded foliage looks fantastic in pots and planters as filler, while those glorious blooms stand tall atop their slender stems as amazing focal points and colorful specimens! Porches, patios, and balconies in sunny locations allow even container gardeners to enjoy these blooms!
Force indoors in a sunny window or sunroom means you can enjoy these candy-striped blooms around the holidays. Outdoors in warm, frost-free growing zones, plant Dahlia in rows or groupings to maximize their size and color in the landscape!
Dahlia blooms all summer without fading in full to partial sun locations and prefers planted in a wide range of soil types, clay, and acidic conditions, as long as they're well-drained! Soak the tubers for a few hours before planting and plant them with their fingers spread out gently and pointing downwards. To ensure even moisture, place mulch around the base of the plant. Adding 3-4 inches of mulch helps considerably. Dahlia tubers can be dug after frost, then place in paper bags or boxes of sand in a cool place and sprinkle a little water on the tubers periodically to keep them from drying out.
Christmas in July, the candy-striped red & white blooms, Santa Claus Dahlia is the holiday celebration your garden needs! Order yours today at NatureHills.com! Nature Hills ships your quality bulbs to your growing zone at the right planting time for your area!
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Dahlia 'Santa Claus'|
|Mature Height||36 - 48 inches|
|Mature Spread||12 - 36 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil||Well Drained Soil|
|Flower Color||Red, White|
|Pruning Time||After Foliage Yellows|