Space the tubers out when planting. The distance between plants is three times the width of the tuber. Plant the tuber the depth of three times the tuber's height. The amount of sunlight doesn't matter for dahlias. Water the tuber immediately after planting. Then water weekly. The flower bulbs come in organic packaging. 100% degradable and contributes to a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
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|Latin name:||Dahlia decorative 'Bonesta'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bulb or tuber|
|Guarantee:||1 year growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||July - October|
|Growing Height:||90 - 100 cm|
|Planting distance:||40 - 50 cm|
|Planting depth:||10 - 15 cm|
Plant your dahlia tubers during the spring in flower pots, planters or along a border. ‘Bonesta’ dahlias are sensitive to frost, so plant them after the frost period. A good time to plant them in the ground would be between late April and mid-May. Prepare a suitable hole, loosen the soil well and fill the hole with fertile soil. Place the ‘Bonesta’ tubers carefully into the hole spaced about 50 cm apart, cover them with 3-5 cm of soil. Press the soil gently and water immediately. Dahlias will bloom best in complete sunshine.
Forcing your dahlias
If you want your plants to flower earlier you can 'withdraw' them. Place the dahlia tubers in a shallow tray in moist compost at 15-20˚ C during the month of April. When shoots begin to appear, place them in potting soil. By the beginning of May, they can be put outside to get used to the outdoor temperature and you can plant them from mid-May onwards in either your garden or in pots.
Fertilize your dahlias on a monthly basis throughout the flowering period until the first frost. Deadhead the spent flowers to prolong the flowering period. Prevent the soil from drying out during dry periods. As this dahlia can grow quite tall it may be necessary to support the stems. h
Dahlia tubers can easily be overwintered. If you want to do this, dig up the plants after the first night frost. Then cut all stems off 15 cm above the tuber. Attach a label with the name of the dahlia to remind yourself for the next year. Shake the soil from the dahlia tubers and place in a box with compost or sharp sand. Store the dahlia tubers in a frost-free area such as a garden shed or greenhouse. Next spring you can plant the dahlia tubers again and they will reward you with their wonderful flowers!
If you want your plants to flower earlier you can 'withdraw' them. Place them in a shallow tray in moist compost at 15-20˚ C during the month of April. When shoots begin to appear, plant them in potting compost. By the beginning of May, they will get used to the outdoor temperature and you can plant them from mid-May onwards in either your garden or in a pot.