This large-flowered dahlia is one of the most beautiful dahlias, with beautiful red petals that taper to yellow in the heart. A tall dahlia that will set your garden ablaze with colour and therefore deserves a prominent place! Excellent for the border but looks just as effective in a pot on the patio or decking.
|Latin name:||Dahlia - decorative - 'Manhattan Island®'|
|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|
|Growing Height:||80 - 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. 'Manhattan Island'® 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 'Manhattan Island'® 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.
Fertilize your Dahlias 'Manhattan Island'® 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.