|Latin name:||Dahlia sp Dark Angels® 'Pulp Fiction’|
|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:||30 - 40 cm|
|Planting distance:||25 - 30 cm|
|Planting depth:||10 - 15 cm|
Your Dahlia tubers can be planted in the spring. Beware of frost as these low growing bedding Dahlias are not hardy. End of April to mid-May is best if planting in the garden. Prepare a large hole and improve the soil with well rotted garden manure. Carefully plant the Dahlia Dark Angels® 'Pulp Fiction’ tubers about 30 cm apart and cover with 3-5 cm of soil. Press lightly down and water immediately. Dahlias bloom most profusely in a sunny spot.
Forcing your dahlias
It is possible to bring your dahlias into flower earlier by 'forcing' them.
Lay the dahlia tubers in moist compost from the beginning of April, at a temperature of 15-20° C. Pot your dahlia tubers up when you see the first shoots appear and from the start of May you can gradually acclimatise them to going outdoors. Mid-May, your dahlia tubers can finally go outdoors into the garden or in pots.
These Dahlias Dark Angels® 'Pulp Fiction’ will bloom right through to the first frosts if you feed them on a monthly basis. Snip off overblown blooms to encourage reflowering. Make sure that the soil does not dry out during periods of drought.
It is easy to store Dahlias over the winter. Dig up the Dahlia Dark Angels® 'Pulp Fiction’ tubers after the first frosts. Cut back to around 15 cm and label the plant to avoid mix-ups in the spring. Shake off excess soil and store in a box with compost or sharp sand in a frost-free place. Plant up the following spring and you will be rewarded with more lovely flowers from your Dark Angels® 'Pulp Fiction’ dahlias.
To have them flower early, you can 'force' your Dahlia Dark Angels® 'Pulp Fiction’ tubers. Place them in moist compost at 15-20° C from the start of April. Pot up as soon as shoots appear. Harden to the outdoors from the start of May and plant in the garden (or in pots) from mid-May.