Irresistible pink 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)
One of the most popular colours in the garden, pink mixes easily and always looks fresh.
In each collection you will receive one tuber of each of the following cultivars.
Dahlia 'City of Leiden':Apricot-pink, cactus flowerheads top dark stems, which rise above bronze-flushed foliage, putting on a great show from midsummer onwards. A reliable performer, it is relatively compact, so can also be grown in pots on the patio. Good for cutting too. Grows to 60cm.
Dahlia 'Happy Single Wink' (PBR):Iridescent lilac-pink ray-florets, each with a rich plum base, surround the central disc, forming charming flowerheads that are highlighted against the backdrop of the deep purple-bronze foliage. Excellent in patio pots. Grows to 60cm.
Dahlia 'Gallery Rembrandt' (PBR) (Gallery Series)The colouring of this decorative dahlia is sublime. As the flowerheads open, the innermost 'petals' are a creamy mango, but as they age they turn sugar pink. They are great for cutting, and this will encourage more flowers to come and take their place - but make sure you leave plenty for the border too! Grows to 40cm.
- 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.