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Apricot twist dahlia collection 6+3 Free tubers

dahlia collection

2+1 FREE collections £29.97 £19.98
2+1 FREE collections £29.97 £19.98
1 collection £9.99
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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
  • Flower colour: Bruised tones
  • Other features: excellent cut-flowers
  • Hardiness: half hardy (may need winter protection)

    Add sumptuous colour to your borders with these lavish-looking dahlias. They will start to flower in midsummer and if cut regularly (they make long-lived additions to the vase) they will continue to bloom well into autumn.

    In each collection you will receive one tuber of each of the following cultivars.

    Dahlia 'American Dawn': A superb decorative dahlia with a blend of sumptuous shades. Initially, as the flowerhead opens, the predominant colour is rich pinkish purple, but as the ray-florets (petal) mature they turn a warm apricot.

    Dahlia 'Belfloor': Our buyers loved the subtle blend of apricot, gold and plum, that runs through the flowerheads of this stunning new dahlia - and this unique colouring makes them incredibly easy to incorporate into a different colour themes. Also, as the flowers top long, slender stems, they are ideal for cutting and adding to the vase. Grows to 1m.

    Dahlia 'Orange Girl': Tall, darkly stained stems carry 7-10cm wide flowers, which offer a great contrast to deep purples and plums. The flowerheads themselves have a dusky orange colouring (threaded with just a hint of pink), and they age to a soft apricot. Appearing in profusion over several months from midsummer, they look stunning when woven through a sunny border - and are excellent for cutting. Grows to 80cm.

  • 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.
  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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