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Raspberry ripple dahlia collection - 6+3 Free tubers

dahlia collection

2+1 FREE collections £44.97 £29.98
2+1 FREE collections £44.97 £29.98
1 collection £14.99
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Buy the collection of 3 Dahlias (1 of each variety) for £14.99 or buy 2 collections for £29.98 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 '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 'Jowey Mirella': Forming neatly symmetrical, claret-black heads, this ball dahlia will add a bold shot of rich colour to the late summer palette. They are also ideal for cutting as the small to mid-sized flowers, which last well in the vase, top long, strong stems. Grows to 1m.

    Dahlia 'Karma Prospero': The ray-florets (petals) of this beautiful decorative dahlia are subtly streaked with creamy white and pale lilac-pink, so the overall effect is very soft. It's a dream to mix with other pastel shades as well as stronger pinks and plum. 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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