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  • decorative dahlia tuber
  • Eventual height: 0.4m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Dahlia 'Gallery Art Fair' (PBR) (Gallery Series)

decorative dahlia tuber

RHS award of garden merit
1 tuber £3.99
1 tuber £3.99
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)

    The chartreuse buds of this decorative dahlia opens to greenish cream flowerheads that make excellent and long-lived additions to the vase. The dahlias in the gallery series are all relatively low-growing, which makes them ideal for pots or front of border positions. This is a showy plant that will flower over several months from midsummer, so is perfect if you want flowers well into autumn.

  • 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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