Fabulous double spherical beetroot purple blooms which are sure to add a new dimension of shape and texture to any garden. Each flower head is made up of layers of silky, inwardly curved petals creating a perfectly formed sphere. Tall sturdy stems not only provide excellent support; but also provide the Dahlia with its iconic bobbing habit in the breeze - an uplifting and calming sight, especially in a hot sunny garden. Dahlias are easy to grow and simply require well-drained soil and a sunny position. However, we recommend digging in manure or compost and topping with general purpose fertiliser for optimum results. Dahlias are invaluable for the summer border, in patio containers or as cut flowers, often flowering until the first frosts. Flowers June to September. Height 75cm. First grade tubers supplied.
|Mature Height||75 cm|
|Mature Spread||50 cm|
|Plant Spacing||45 cm|
|Annual Growth||75 cm|
|Planting||Plant at a depth of approx 10cm.|
|Soil Type||Well drained/light soil|
Planting & Growing Instructions
Dahlia tubers can be planted outdoors, 10cm deep in fertile well-drained soil in spring when the frost has disappeared. They prefer to be in a sunny location and spaced at approximately 45cm apart. In areas where there is extreme cold, dig up dahlias and store in potting compost over the winter. Apply a high potash fertiliser every few weeks in the summer to help growth. Dead head when necessary.