Aztec dahlia collection
- 2+1 FREE collections
- 1 collection
- Standard £4.95
Buy the collection of 3 Dahlias (1 of each variety) for £9.99 or buy 2 collections for £19.98 and get another collection FREE
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, humus-rich soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to September
- Hardiness: half hardy (may need winter protection)
This pink and orange combination is really great - particularly with the different shapes of the flowerheads adding even more visual interest. Plant with deep purple or yellow tones if you want to bump up the display.
In each collection you will receive one tuber of each of the following cultivars.
Dahlia 'David Howard':This miniature, decorative-type dahlia will happily grow at the front of a sheltered border or in a large patio pot. Flourishing in fertile, humus-rich soil, the fully double, soft burnt-orange flowers and dramatic, dark purple-bronze leaves are perfect for an exotic-type border or hot planting scheme. Grows to 75cm.
Dahlia 'New Baby' :This wonderful dahlia makes a wonderful contrast for rich plums and purples, but will also settle effortlessly into a hot-themed border. The flowerheads shape will help add textural interest to the border, while their colour, which intensifies as they mature, will give months of pleasure. Grows to 80cm.
Dahlia 'Floorinoor':Incredibly showy, the flowers of this dahlia are made up of a ruffled, dome-shaped cluster of orange petals, which are surrounded by a collar of longer hot pink petals, each with a yellow base. Sought after by gardeners who like things nice and bright, as well as bees and butterflies.Grows to 120cm.
- Garden care: Dahlia tubers can be planted outside after frost, or started off in pots under glass in late winter to early spring. Plant them horizontally approximately 12cm deep, making sure the ‘eyes’ are uppermost. Allow enough room between each tuber so the plants can grow and spread to their full size without being over-crowded. While in growth, provide a high-nitrogen liquid feed each week in June, then a high-potash fertiliser each week from July to September. Stake with canes or brushwood if it becomes necessary. In mild areas, leave them in situ over winter, but protect the crown with a generous layer of dry mulch. In colder areas, carefully lift and clean the tubers once the first frosts have blackened the foliage and allow them to dry naturally indoors. Then place the dry tubers in a shallow tray, just covered with slightly moist potting compost, sand or vermiculite and store in a frost-free place until planting out again.