Puriri Lane | Dahlia imperialis

Dahlia imperialis | Tree Dahlia

Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00

perfect for pollinators

This beauty is reputedly the largest of all dahlias and hailing from Mexico, in perfect sheltered conditions, it can grow to around 3 or more metres in height.

Large, dense clusters of large, pinkish-mauve flowers  with golden centres open on the strong, bamboo-like stems. These are thick and become woody at the base, and along with the dark green, divided, velvety leaves, often have a purplish tinge. Budding and flowering, usually in late March which is initiated by a long warm autumn and days getting shorter.

After flowering the plant should be cut back to the ground and it will grow again in spring to start the whole process all over again.

If you don't want a massive plant or you want to encourage a more bushy plant, simply prune the tops occasionally during the growing season.  You can feed every couple of months during the growing season with an all purpose fertiliser.

Plants are said to be hardy to  around -7 to -4°C if planted deep and well-mulched. We recommend protecting from strong winds as the new shoots and flower sprays are delicate. It enjoys a well drained position along with regular watering in warmer months although mulching certainly helps with this.  Plants in full sun or half day sun is fine.

Please note this is plant not a tuber

This magnificent plant is an unbeatable architectural plant, but be aware it takes up a lot of space!

Perennial | Frost tender

Height : Can reach up to 4m x 3m Wide

Plant Size :: PB 2 - Plant numbers are very limited for this in Spring 2022 when they become available due to poor seed germination.

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex which is a fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days. Please note COVID-19 on occasion may push these delivery times out.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you may need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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