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This one is a total showstopper for me. That colour! That shape!
It's as if she had a little crown in the middle. Her large petals flower in several shades of dark purple.
Bees and butterflies love her and she's wonderful as a cut flower too.
A perfect match with "Totally Tangerine", "Jowey Winnie" and "Le Baron".
Tip: Pinch dahlias as soon as they are 20cm to 30cm (8" to 12") tall: simply shorten the shoot tip by a third. This way, they'll form more shoots, flower more and look bushier.
And, if you're hungry for more dahlia details, have a look at my "DAHLIA DELIGHT" eBook. Everything you ever wanted to know about caring for your dahlias and, of course, full to the brim with beautiful photos and inspiration.
Planting: May, after the last frost — dahlias are sensitive to frost! Or pre-grow them in a frost-free environment.
Location: Preferably in full sun. Dahlias also tolerate partial shade, but they won't flower as lavishly.
Flowering period: July to the first frost
Flower size: 7cm – 10cm (3" – 4")
Flower type: Anemone
Colour: Deep dark purple centre, gets lighter towards the edges, fading out to pink petals
Height: 90cm – 100cm (35" – 39")
Spacing: 50cm – 75cm (20" – 30")
Quantity: 1 tuber
🐝 Dahlias are often wrongly described as not insect-friendly. But for most of them, as soon as the flowers open up (even the fully double ones), Bees & Co can access stamen and pollen.
Photos: Seila Malo