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Dahlia 'Alauna Clair-Obscur', Fimbriata

Netherland Bulb Company

Typically available from late winter to spring. Check with your local store for current availability. 

Perennial grows from tubers with an upright, dense habit. Large, intricate, purple flowers with white frilly tips bloom profusely summer into fall. Use as a container thriller, in a cutting garden or perennial bed. Stop by one of our locations to see our full selection of seasonal bulbs!

Plant with Sage 'Hot Lips'


  • Landscape Size: 32"-40" tall, 1'-2' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • USDA Zone: 8a
  • Growth Habit: Upright
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Attributes: Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers, Attracts Butterflies

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Plant bulbs in well draining soil along with a sprinkle bulb fertilizer. Should be planted 1" deep at a rate of about 1 bulb per square foot. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage new blooms. Cut foliage back after it turns yellow. Bulbs can either be left to spread naturally or dug up and divided by hand. Store bulbs in a dark, dry, cool place until ready for planting. 



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