Veritable Dahlia

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Like fireworks for your garden, the creamy white explosion of petals that transform to dark purple at the tips! The Veritable Dahlia (Dahlia 'Veritable') are quality rhizomes that produce showy, 6-inch blooms! These feature an incredible starburst form of bi-color beauty! They'll glow as focal points as cut flowers for the most incredible vase arrangements you can imagine, and they bloom almost continually - the more you cut, the more they will produce!

Featuring tidy and low-maintenance, upright growth, the glossy and toothed green foliage looks fantastic backdrops to these explosive blossoms! Incredible landing pads for butterflies, Hummingbirds that will flock to your garden!

The lush layered look of these blossoms are a spectacle on its own! These healthy tubers are hardy throughout a wide range of growing zones, and are perennial in zones 9 and up! But cooler zones need not miss out, Veritable Dahlia keeps well as a houseplant and will winter over indoors easily! Colder zones can dig the tubers and store them until spring.

Planting and Application:

Like summer fireworks for your garden, Veritable Dahlias shine in the sun! Plant throughout your cottage and perennial borders, and light up the pollinator border with groupings or rows of these plants set evenly spaced! Delighting you and your pollinators alike, filling vases full of incredible focal points!

Add as brilliant thrillers in container gardens and planters! Use these magnificent blooms as focal points for your spillers and other blooming fillers! Mix among your Rose gardens for golden accents and as the next layer to your bulb gardens to shine after they've bloomed and receded in the summer heat!

  • Large Starburst Cream to Purple Blooms
  • Dramatic Tow-Tone Effect
  • Easy Care & Low Maintenance
  • 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 physical appearance of your landscaping to 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

Start your Dahlia collection or add to your existing Dahlia collection with the gorgeous Veritable Dahlia tubers from Nature Hills today! Order 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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0 - 19.99 19.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Veritable Dahlia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-11
Growing Zones 9-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Dahlia 'Veritable'
Type Annual
Mature Height 36 - 40 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 36 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly No
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows