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

    ☀️ Light Required: Full Sun / Partial Shade
    🌷 Height: 38-40"
    🌸 Blooming Period: Jul - Sep
    🌱 Bulb Size: I (Top Size)
    Planting Distance: 18"
    Planting Depth: 2"
    📍 Hardiness Zone: Zone 8-10
    🦌 Deer Resistant: No
    💐 Minimum Bulbs for Effect: 1-2

    About Akita 

    The spectacular Dahlia Akita is a stunning, burgundy pink, red and white flower that is sure to add a pop of color to any garden. This tuber is easy to grow and will produce beautiful blooms throughout the summer and fall.

    • A beautiful blend of colors: vibrant burgundy pink, red and yellow petals, with white tips and a yellow-orange center
    • Easy to grow
    • Thrives in full sun
    • Produces beautiful blooms throughout the summer and fall
    • Perfect for adding color to any garden
    • Has 8'' large blossoms

    How to take care of Dahlia Akita?

    • It is important to plant them in well-drained soil in a sunny location 
    • They prefer to be kept moist, but not waterlogged 
    • Fertilize regularly
    • Deadhead spent blooms to encourage more growth

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Planting Akita Dahlia tubers is a great way to add color and beauty to your garden. To ensure success, follow these steps:

    • Choose a location that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day and has well-draining soil.
    • Prepare the soil by digging a hole 3-4 inches deep and adding compost or well-rotted manure.
    • Place the tuber in the hole with the eye (the point where the stem will emerge) facing up. Cover with soil, leaving the tip of the eye exposed.
    • Water the area well, being careful not to wash away the soil covering the tuber.
    • After the danger of frost has passed, place a stake near the tuber to support the stem as it grows.
    • Fertilize every 2-4 weeks with a balanced fertilizer.
    • As the plant grows, pinch off the tips of the shoots to encourage bushier growth.

    Soaking Akita Dahlia tubers before planting is not necessary, but it can be beneficial for promoting faster growth and healthy plant development. Dahlia tubers are susceptible to disease, and soaking them in water for a few hours prior to planting can help remove any fungal spores or pathogens on their surface. Additionally, soaking the tubers can help plump them up and encourage healthy root growth.

    It's important to note that dahlia tubers should not be soaked for more than a few hours, as prolonged soaking can lead to rot and death of the tubers. When soaking, make sure to use clean, room-temperature water and change it frequently to prevent the growth of any bacteria.

    After soaking, it's essential to plant the tubers as soon as possible to avoid any further deterioration. Place the tubers in a well-draining soil mix and cover with a few inches of soil, water thoroughly and wait for the new growth to emerge.

    Akita Dahlias can be planted directly into the soil. Dahlia tubers have root systems that are capable of sprouting new shoots and stems, making them a popular choice for gardeners. When planting Akita dahlia tubers, it is best to choose a location that has well-drained soil and receives plenty of sun exposure. The soil should also be free of any disease or pests, as dahlia tubers are susceptible to fungal diseases and insect infestations.

    Before planting the tuber, prepare the soil by removing any weeds or debris, and adding a layer of compost or well-rotted manure. The tuber should be planted about 6-8 inches deep, with the “eyes” facing upwards. The eyes are small indentations that are found on the tuber, and are the growing points from which new shoots will emerge. Once planted, water the soil well and cover the area with a layer of mulch.

    Also, make sure the ground is workable and not frozen, because Dahlias can't withstand frost.

    To grow these tubers, it takes approximately 8 to 10 weeks. This is the average time it takes for the tubers to sprout, form roots and begin to grow shoots.

    Once the tubers have been planted, they should be watered regularly and placed in an area that receives plenty of sunlight. Once the shoots have emerged, the plants will continue to grow rapidly, reaching their full height in approximately two months. During this time, the plants will require regular feeding and watering to ensure they receive the nutrients they need to flourish.

    Once the plants have reached their full height, they will begin to produce buds, which will eventually bloom into beautiful flowers.

    Akita dahlia tubers should be planted about 3-4 inches deep and 12 inches apart from each other. The depth of planting the tubers is important for their successful growth. If the tubers are planted too deep, they will delay their emergence and reduce the number of blooms. The trick is to plant them 3-4 inches deep and then leave the tip exposed. Don't bury them!

    When planting the tubers, ensure that the planting site has good drainage and is in full sun. The soil should be well-drained and rich in organic matter. Once the hole has been dug, place the tuber in it with the "eye" facing upward. The eye is the point where new shoots will emerge.

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