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What an incredible colour... Blood orange? Coral? Mandarin? Watermelon?
Like something from a fairytale, she floats gracefully on dark stems. This anemone-shaped beauty looks great in bouquets. Bees and butterflies just love her.
Excellent as a cut flower and in tubs.
Perfect combined with "Stefan" and "Mango Madness" or "Jowey Winnie" and "Penhill Watermelon".
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: 10cm – 12cm (4" – 5")
Flower type: Anemone
Colour: Blood orange
Height: 70cm – 90cm (27.5" – 35")
Spacing: 30cm – 50cm (12" – 20")
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: Michaela Eriksson (4 & 5), Janina Laszlo (1 & 2), Seila Malo (3 & 6)