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Tangerine 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
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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 'Jescot Julie':Each ray floret (petal) has a sumptuous burnt orange upper surface and a rich plum base, which creates an interesting and colourful mix. They look sensational when mixed with deep, blood reds and dark golden tones. Growing up to 8cm across, the flowers appear in small clusters on the upright stems for a really long time from midsummer to the first frosts. They are also terrific when cut.Grows to 80cm

    Dahlia 'Zundert Mystery Fox': This dahlia freely produces its gorgeous flowerheads over an extended period from midsummer. Each one tops a tall purple flushed stem, and as they mature, their colour changes from a sumptuous apricot-pink to a warm golden peach. Forming 7cm wide ball-shaped heads, which look luminous against the backdrop of lush green foliage, it's a head-turning option for borders or pots. Grows to 100cm.

    Dahlia 'Totally Tangerine':Keep on cutting the blooms for the vase, and for several months from midsummer, this dahlia will continuously send up flower after flower. The colouring is a subtle blend of orange and pink, so it mixes easily with both these shades, and it also looks great with deep reds and plum tones. 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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