Growing Calendar for Dahlia Collection- 5x Tubers
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Dahlias are perfect to plant with other tall late summer perennials for a brilliant display and as cut flowers for the home.
This lovely dahlia collection includes decorative singles, large dinner plate sized blooms and some amazing flower shapes. They’ll add colour to beds and borders until the frosts.
Collection includes one each of:
Dahlia ‘Honka’ Orchid type dahlia .
Slender, distinctively shaped petals for a totally different effect in the border or as a cut flower. Showy single flowers take dahlias to a whole new level. They were a sensation at the shows and they will be in your garden.
Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff’
One of the best! Fabulous dark foliage and brilliant single flowers. This Dahlia has been given the RHS award of Garden Merit (AGM) as a superb garden worthy plant. This vibrantly coloured member of the Bishop series was the dahlia that made dahlias fashionable again!
Dahlia ‘Mom's Special’
Sugar frosted beauty. This large-flowered decorative dahlia has gorgeous, pastel blooms with pale streaked petals that look almost ‘sugar-frosted’. Decorative dahlias with their dinner plate sized blooms on tall stems are bound to impress; whether you want the blooms for spectacular cut flowers or simply to add a wow to the border.
Unique colouring Streaked and flecked with crimson this tall decorative dahlia looks amazing in the border. Perfect to plant with other tall late summer perennials for a brilliant display;these spectacular blooms are also great in a vase.
Dahlia ‘Thomas A Edison’
A real showstopper. Large flowers in a fabulous shade of dark purple make this dahlia a must have plant. Decorative dahlias with their dinner plate sized blooms on tall stems are bound to impress; whether you want the blooms for spectacular cut flowers or simply to add a wow to the border.
Plant the tubers at least 20cm/8in deep and 75cm/30in apart when there is no risk of frost and the soil has warmed up. When stems are around 30cms/1ft tall start staking them. Dahlias will grow in almost any location, and on most soils but they relish good, loamy, well-drained soil and lots of sunshine. Height 1m/39in Flowers July- November
After care Deadhead spent flowers regularly to keep dahlias in bloom until the frosts. Lift after the frost has touched the plants and store the tubers in a cool, dark and frost free place over winter.
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