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If I were allowed to design my own dahlia, it would probably look something like this – rich purple with white tips and finely striped petals that shimmer romantically through her green leaves.
Also beautiful in a vase and in bouquets.
"Hemisphere" is especially lovely with "Le Baron" and "Emory Paul".
Or with "Dutch Silence", "Eveline" and "Jowey Winnie".
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 – 9cm (3" – 4")
Flower type: Water lily
Colour: Purple, white
Height: 120cm (47")
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