White Tree Dahlia

Dahlia imperialis 'Double White'

The blooms of this tree dahlia are smaller than the pink variety, and are a doubled pearly white. Even without blooms, this is a dramatic plant, with tall, bamboo-like stems, and lush, tropical foliage. People are always amazed when they learn this monster is a dahlia! Deer tend to leave it alone, and pollinators CAN’T leave it alone!

Water: Moderate

Hardiness: Can get frost damaged if planted out in the open, but can survive below freezing temperatures if planted in protected spot

Habit: 8 to 20' tall bamboo-like canes

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Average

Origin: Central America

Additional Characteristics: Edible Flower, Deer Resistant

White Tree Dahlia