Dahlia 'Karma Fuchsiana'

decorative dahlia tuber

Dahlia 'Karma Fuchsiana'

decorative dahlia tuber

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  • 1 tuber
  • £3.99
  • in stock
  • 3 tubers
  • £11.97 £9.99
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: half hardy (may need winter protection)

    Hot pink ray florets, which are a vibrant shade of lime-yellow near their bases, give the flowerhead a luminous quality that really stands out against the dark green foliage. A superb cultivar, it will mix with most shades of pink, plum and purple.

  • 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.

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