- available to order from autumn
- 2 litre pot
This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, humus-rich soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to September
- Hardiness: half hardy
This stunning cactus dahlia is a prolific bloomer, which will produce masses of magenta-purple flowers, each up to 15cm across, for a long period from mid summer. When in flower it grabs centre stage with its jaw-dropping display, which is equally effective amongst other bruised-toned, summer flowers or when potted up on a sunny patio.
- Garden care: Provide a high-nitrogen liquid feed each week in June, then a high-potash fertiliser each week from July to September. Once the first frosts have blackened the foliage carefully lift and clean the tubers and allow them to dry naturally indoors. Place the dry tubers in a shallow tray, just covered with slightly moist potting compost, sand or vermiculite. Store in a frost-free place, checking frequently over the winter months.