The large-flowered cactus Dahlia ‘Purple Gem’ is a rewarding summer bloomer that will give you pleasure for months. Dahlia ‘Purple Gem’ blooms all summer from July until the first frost. Dahlia ‘Purple Gem’ grows to a height of about 90-100 cm. It may be necessary to support the flower stems. Dahlia tubers can be planted in the spring. Dahlia ‘Purple Gem’ is sensitive to frost, so be careful with late night frost. Dig a spacious planting hole, loosen the soil and fill the planting hole with good potting soil. Carefully place the tubers in the planting hole and cover with 3-5 cm soil. The planting distance of the tubers is 30-60 cm. Water the tubers immediately after planting. Dahlias bloom most profusely in full sun. Store the tubers in a frost-free place after flowering and you will enjoy them for years to come. Dahlia ‘Purple Gem’ combines well with perennials and other Dahlia varieties. The deep purple flowers ease into brighter outer petals and are real eye-catchers in the border. Dahlia ‘Purple Gem’ is an excellent cut flower with a long vase life. The best time to cut Dahlias is early in the day. Immediately placing the stems in lukewarm water with cut flower food.