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    Rip City

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    🚚 Shipping Starts: Sold out for season 2024
    📦 Quantity per Package: 1 Big Tuber

    ☀️ Light Required: Full Sun / Partial Shade
    🌷 Height: 36-40"
    🌸 Blooming Period: Jul - Sep
    🌱 Bulb Size: I (Top Size)
    Planting Distance: 24"
    Planting Depth: 2"
    📍 Hardiness Zone: Zone 8-10
    🦌 Deer Resistant: No
    💐 Minimum Bulbs for Effect: 2-3
    Rip City

    About Rip City

    The Rip City Dahlia is a must-have for any flower enthusiast. This unique and vibrant flower is sure to add a pop of color to any garden. Rip City is a very dark maroon small decorative Dahlia with a velvety black center, for sure a showstopper!

    • Large blooms with very dark maroon dahlias
    • Perfect for adding a pop of color to any garden
    • Easy to grow and maintain
    • Long-lasting blooms throughout the summer
    • Great for cut flowers
    • A very prolific flowering dahlia and makes a robust and bushy plant

    How to care for Rip City

    • To plant, simply dig a hole in well-drained soil and place the tuber with the 'eye' facing up. 
    • Cover with soil and water well. 
    • Dahlia Rip City prefers full sun and regular watering. 
    • Deadhead spent blooms to encourage continued flowering throughout the season.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Yes, you can plant Rip City dahlias straight in the ground. But it does depends on the climate in your living area and the month you receive your dahlias. In colder regions, it is best to wait to plant your dahlias in the ground until the threat of frost has passed. In warmer climates, it is possible to plant Rip City dahlias straight in the ground.

    They prefer well-drained soil with plenty of sunlight and can be planted directly in the ground after the threat of frost has passed. It's best to loosen the soil and add some compost or organic matter to improve drainage and soil fertility. When planting, make sure to bury the tubers 4-5 inches deep and about 18-24 inches apart. Water them regularly and they should grow well throughout the season.

    Rip City is a beautiful and popular variety of Dahlia that is prized for its large, vibrant flowers and sturdy, upright growth habit. This particular variety can grow to a height of around 3-4 feet (approximately 90-120 centimeters).

    However, the actual height of the plant can vary depending on a number of factors, including the growing conditions, soil quality, and climate. In general, Rip City prefers full sun and well-drained soil, and regular deadheading can encourage the plant to produce more flowers and a fuller growth habit. With proper care, this Dahlia variety can make a stunning addition to any garden or landscape.

    To plant Rip City dahlia tubers, first choose a location with well-draining soil and full sun. Prepare the soil by loosening it to a depth of 4-5 inches and adding compost or other organic matter to improve fertility and texture.

    Dig a hole that is deep enough to accommodate the tuber without bending or breaking it, and place the tuber in the hole with the eye facing up. Cover the tuber with soil and water thoroughly. As the plant grows, provide support such as stakes or a trellis to prevent it from falling over.

    Water regularly and fertilize every few weeks with a balanced fertilizer to promote healthy growth and abundant blooms.

    Soaking dahlia tubers before planting can help to accelerate the growth process by providing the tubers with moisture and nutrients. This is particularly important if the soil in your planting area is dry or nutrient-poor.

    Soaking the tubers for a few hours or overnight can also help to promote strong and healthy growth by reducing the risk of fungal infections or rot. However, it's important not to soak the tubers for too long, as this can lead to waterlogged roots and other problems. So, while soaking your Rip City dahlias before planting can be beneficial, it's important to do so in moderation and with care.

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