Huge, vivid orange blooms, quite a statement!
Month: June – October
Light: full sun, partial shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Dahlias are a staple of the summer garden. Their large, colourful blooms look good in almost any planting scheme and are excellent for cutting.
Care: plant in April – May 10cm deep and 45cm apart, use bulb baskets to make it easier to lift and store your dahlias for winter. Increase the bushiness of the dahlia if required by taking out the growing tips about three weeks after planting. Most dahlias will need staking or support. Mulch to prevent weeds. Water well during dry spells, deadhead regularly to keep it blooming. Lift and store in a dry, frost-free place over winter unless in a very mild position.