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Purple dream 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
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'Purple Flame': A showy dahlia, with deep wine to rich pink flowers to 15cm across, which top slender dark stems that rise above bronze tinted foliage from midsummer. It's great for adding a bit of drama to the border - and the flowers will look great in bouquets. Grows to 1m.

    Dahlia 'Addison June':The colour of this dahlia is rich and bright, and the flowerheads, which appear in abundance, look spectacular against the backdrop of lush green foliage. Topping slender stems, they form neat rounded heads, that stand up well to poor weather conditions. Grows to 1m.

    Dahlia 'Andrea': Forming spherical burgundy coloured heads, which top dark-stained stems over several months from midsummer, the opulent colouring of this dahlia makes it very easy to place in the border. Use it to add body to softer shades of pink and purple, or team it with acid green for a stunning contrast. Grows to 1m.

  • 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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