Pink & blue collection
- 2+1 FREE collections
- 1 collection
- Standard £4.95
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, humus-rich soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to September
- Hardiness: half hardy (may need winter protection)
Strictly speaking there are no true blue dahlias, however blue wish does have a hint of blue to the petals - and it does go really wll with the pink tones of the others in this collection.
In each collection you will receive one tuber of each of the following.
- Dahlia 'Blue Wish':As the flowers open, the purple tipped, white petals turn a more uniform shade of lilac. This creates a very pretty effect, and as the flowers are large the overall picture is an impressive one. Grows to 120cm.
- Dahlia 'Blue Boy':Well-formed lilac-pink flowers provide colour in the border for many months from midsummer. For an outstanding display mix it with most shades of pink or purple, as well as silvers and blues. Grows to 90cm.
- Dahlia 'Karma Pink Corona':Broad-based ray florets that become recurved towards their pointed tips, form fully double, semi-cactus flowerheads. Their rose-pink colouring is enhanced with irregular, deeper pink streaks that run along the length of their petals. Grows to 90cm.
- 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.