For a sunny summer garden
Dahlias are native to Mexico and bring a little extra sunshine to our gardens. The colourful orange, red, purple and pink flowers strike a beautiful contrast against their green leaves. These long bloomers look wonderful in the garden, but are a great addition to a flower box too. Dahlias need plenty of water and sun to thrive. These plants also make exceptional cut flowers.
|Latin name:||Dahlia sp|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bulb or tuber|
|Guarantee:||100% growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||July - October|
|Planting depth:||10 - 15 cm|
Your dahlia tubers can be planted in the spring. All dahlias are sensitive to frost, so beware of late night frost. From late April to mid-May is a good time for planting dahlias. Prepare a large planting hole, thoroughly loosen the soil and fill the hole with fertile soil. Carefully place the tubers in the planting hole, approximately 50-60 cm apart and cover with 3-5 cm of soil. Press lightly down and water immediately. Dahlias bloom most profusely in a sunny spot.
Fertilise your dahlias on a monthly basis throughout the flowering period until the first frost. Deadhead the faded flowers to prolong the flowering period. Prevent the soil from drying out during dry periods. As these dahlias are fairly tall it is sometimes necessary to support their stems.