Dahlia

Dahlia

Dahlia Family: Compositeae. Origin: Central America (Mexico). Flower colour: nearly all colours are available Flowering period: July- October. Planting depth to base of tubers: 5-7 cm above the top of the tuber. Spacing between bulbs: depends on the type of dahlia (average is 5-7 per m). Type of bulb: tuberous root. Light requirements: sunny (at least for a couple of hours AM sun). Landscape uses: border, and depending on the type also in pots and containers. Also as cut flowers from the garden. Together with gladioli, lililes and begonias, the dahlias are one of the most important and popular summer-flowering bulbs. Dahlias are widely cultivated due to the huge range of colours and flower types available, its many uses, and fairly easy cultivation. Some two hundred years ago the first Dahlia arrived in Western Europe from its native habitat in Mexico. Nowadays, it is difficult to find this original dahlia among the current dahlia assortment as flower enthusiasts and growers have done much in the way of developing new types, shapes and colours. Dahlias are not winter hardy and cannot tolerate frost. Many people pot up dahlias indoors 6 weeks prior to planting them outdoors, to get a "jump on the season and thus get earlier blooms. Only plant outdoors after the last spring night frost, In fali, dig up and bring tubers inside before the first fall night frost. When you store the tubers in a cool but frost-free spot you can keep them until re-planting time next spring. You can increase the bushiness of the plant by pinching out the tips of the main stems 3 weeks after planting. Taking off the faded blooms during the summer months will prolong the flowering life. Dahlias are absolutely perfect for borders. Here, often combined with annual plants, most of them also excel due to their extremely long flowering period. The result? A cheerful rainbow of colours. Dahlias can also be assigned a leading role in the perennial border, the tall varieties fitting in perfectly in the back row. While making their presence known when the summer-flowering plants are in full bloom, they are still going strong with the last autumn-flowering asters are in bloom. Borders featuring spring-flowering plants simply cannot do without dahlias. Dahlias are ideal for growing in pots and containers. Especially good for this purpose are the Top- Mix, Border, and Gallery dahlias, as well as all other low-growing dahlias with compact habits. Experimenting with somewhat taller dahlias in larger containers or tubs is also recommended. The bright colours so typical of dahlias fit in well with other annual plants, but one can also choose to let dahlias play the leading role by combining them with less conspicuous plants. Provide proper drainage for the pots. Holes in the bottom and low on the sides, as well as adding a layer of clay granules to the bottom of the pot or container, are musts. Use ordinary potting soil available from any garden centre. Classification: Single-flowering: One ring of florets, central group of disc florets. Heights: 40 - 60 cm. Anemone-flowering: One or more rings of florets, central group of tubular florets. Heights: 60 - 90 cm. Decorative: Fully double, flat florets are broad and blunt-ended. Heights up to 150 cm. Ball: Fully double, ball shaped (often flat), florets are blunt or round ended. Heights up to 120 cm. Pompon: Fully double, globe shaped, involute florets are blunt or round ended. Heights: 80 - 120 cm. Cactus: Fully double, involute florets are narrow and pointed. Heights is about 150 cm. Semi-Cactus: Fully double, pointed florets are involute for half their length or less. Heights: 150 cm. Fringed: Dahlias of all classes, the petals of which are divided at the end into two or more clearly sharp, straight or curved teeth. Heights: up to 150 cm. Topmix: Small flowers (3 - 5 cm). Very suitable for pots and containers. Height is about 35 cm.


Dahlia Dinnerplate Vancouver per 2 SOLD OUT!

Dahlia Dinnerplate Vancouver per 2 SOLD OUT!

Dahlia with flowers with a diameter of up to 20 cm! Suitable for pots and tubs on the terrace. Also ..

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Dahlia Pompon Sunny Boy per 1. SOLD OUT!

Dahlia Pompon Sunny Boy per 1. SOLD OUT!

Dahlia Pompon Sunny Boy per 1. Beautifully flowering Dahlia that adds color to the garden all summer..

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Dahlia Cactus Good Earth per 1. SOLD OUT!

Dahlia Cactus Good Earth per 1. SOLD OUT!

Dahlia Cactus Good Earth per 1. Beautifully flowering Dahlia that adds color to the garden all summe..

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Dahlia Dinnerplate Kiev per 2. SOLD OUT!

Dahlia Dinnerplate Kiev per 2. SOLD OUT!

Dahlia with flowers with a diameter of up to 20 cm! Suitable for pots and tubs on the terrace. Also ..

6.99€ Ex Tax: 5.64€

Dahlia Dinnerplate Avignon per 2. SOLD OUT!

Dahlia Dinnerplate Avignon per 2. SOLD OUT!

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Dahlia Cactus Star Suprise per 1. SOLD OUT!

Dahlia Cactus Star Suprise per 1. SOLD OUT!

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Dahlia Cactus Nuit d'ete per 1.  Beautifully flowering Dahlia that adds color to the garden all..

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 Dahlia Cactus Kennemerland per 1. SOLD OUT!

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Dahlia Cactus Kennemerland per 1. Beautifully flowering Dahlia that adds color to the garden all sum..

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Dahlia Cactus My Love per 1. SOLD OUT!

Dahlia Cactus My Love per 1. SOLD OUT!

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Dahlia Giant Decorative Emory Paul (SUPER) per 1. SOLD OUT!

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Dahlia Giant Decorative Emory Paul (SUPER) per 1. Beautifully flowering Dahlia that adds color to th..

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Dahlia Cactus Stars Favourite per 1. SOLD OUT!

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Dahlia Cactus Stars Favourite, Kaktusdaalia, 1 kpl.  Kauniisti kukkiva Dahlia, joka lisää väriä..

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Dahlia Orange Fubuki per 1. SOLD OUT!

Dahlia Orange Fubuki per 1. SOLD OUT!

Dahlia Orange per 1. Beautifully flowering Dahlia that adds color to the garden all summer long. Its..

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Dahlia Fubuki Kogane per 1 SOLD OUT!

Dahlia Fubuki Kogane per 1 SOLD OUT!

Dahlia Fubuki Kogane per 1. Beautifully flowering Dahlia that adds color to the garden all summer lo..

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Dahlia Tsuki-Yori-No-Shisha, Split decorative per 1. SOLD OUT!

Dahlia Tsuki-Yori-No-Shisha, Split decorative per 1. SOLD OUT!

Dahlia Tsuki-Yori-No-Shisha per 1. Beautifully flowering Dahlia that adds color to the garden all su..

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Dahlia Summer Fling, Decorative per 1. SOLD OUT!

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Dahlia Summer Fling, Decorative per 1. Beautifully flowering Dahlia that adds color to the garden al..

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