From £3.24Colour: White, hint of pinkFoliage: Dark greenFlower Size: 10-15cmType: Waterlily DahliaCutting: Yes
From £3.24Colour: Apricot with purple highlightsFoliage: Dark greenFlower Size: 10cm-15cmType: Decorative Dahl
From £3.24Colour: Shades of pinkFoliage: Dark greenFlower Size: 15cmType: Cactus DahliaCutting: YesHeight/Spre
Enter a purple patch in gardening by growing the magnificent Purple Gem Dahlia! This deep purple, semi-cactus variety carries blooms 12cm across. As the flowers mature, the ends of the petals fade to lavender, adding a silvery sheen the whole bloom.
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The stunning purple-shaded quilled petals are further set off by being held on burgundy stems with attractive green, divided foliage.
Dahlia Purple Gem does well in beds alongside paler flowers and grasses - it looks best in groups of three or even five if you have the room. The magnificent flower heads look great when mixed with other dahlias in velvety tones of rich plum, deep red and near-black.
In the cutting garden, the more you cut, the more flowers you get - that's why it's important to keep deadheading in mixed flower beds, even if you're not growing them for flower arranging.
Introduced way back in 1957, Purple Gem is also sometimes referred to as Kop's Purple after its breeder.