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Far from being a slightly tipsy dahlia (the name could be misleading...), this beauty gets her name from her dark (eye) centre.
Delicate cream and pink shades with a deep purple core. And then a hint of yellow and cream as her flowers open.
Her abundant blooms will put a smile on your face, whether in your flower bed, a pot and/or in the vase.
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" – 8")
Flower type: Pompom
Colour: Apricot, yellow, purple
Height: 90cm – 110cm (35" – 43")
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: Janina Laszlo