Purple Gem Cactus Dahlia offers a flower with a violet-pink center that fades into snow white tips, it's a show stopper! Some blooms can span up to 6 inches wide, Purple Gem Cactus Dahlia is a perfect choice for any landscape! Purple Gem ships as a bare root. We like growing from bare roots because they establish quickly, become twice the size of a potted plant in the first season, and eliminate the need for plastic pots (a win for the environment).
Dahlia Companion Plants: Geranium, Salvia
Purple Gem Dahlia Plant Care Instructions: Plants should only be watered if there is no rain for a week or if the plant starts wilting. If you want more blooms, snip off the top leaf stem once there are at least 3-4 sets of sets of leaves growing. In the fall, after frost has turned the foliage brown, the tubers should be dug back up and stored for the winter.