DAHLIAS DELBARD COLLECTION
1 each of five varieties (separately labelled)
Villandry -Spectacular formal cactus bloom with soft hues of vanilla/yellow through to peachy pink tones on the outer petals.
Champs Elysees – Blooms with a deep magenta/mauve solid color. A classic decorative shape will send gardeners wild with its summer/autumn displays.
Pondichery – Intense dark cherry velvety flowers with the spectacular cacti shape.
Zenith – Flowering clusters of the most vibrant almost luminious orange with yellow hightlights. Clear and bright blooms.
Cheverny – Bright canary yellow blooms with the spectacular cacti shape. A truly beautiful bloom that will brighten up any garden.
These French dahlias are absolutely unique with an amazing explosion of shape and colour. Repeat flowering from January to May, they are ideal as a cut-flower. Hardy and dry-tolerant, they love the hot Australian summers. Protect from winds.
Supplied as dormant tubers.
Orders containing this item will be dispatched from early September 2015.
- Suitable for areas with full sun
- Suitable for areas with part shade
- Ideal in pots or containers
- Suitable to cut for vases
- Plant 50cm apart
- Grows to 1m high
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Common Name: DAHLIA
Botanical Name: Dahlia hybrids
Family Name: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Tuberous Bulb
Size: 75–150cm H
Planting Time: Spring to Early Summer
Flowering: Summer to Autumn
Planting Width: 60cm, Depth: 10cm
Positioning: Full Sun to Light Shade
General Information: Dahlias need to be protected from strong winds or staked in windy positions.
Soil: Rich, well drained with plenty of organic matter.
Watering: Regular watering during growth period however do not over water until the shoots appear.
Fertilising: Well-rotted animal manure should be worked through the soil prior to planting. Top dress with a complete fertiliser during the growing period. Too much Nitrogen can produce excessive leaf growth at the expense of the flowers.
Pruning: Can be left undisturbed for many years, however lifting and separating is best every second year in winter. Make sure tubers have some of the old stem attached as this is where the new growth will come from. Removing old flowers will promote further flowering.
Dislikes: Frost, under or over watering.
Pests: Snails and slugs, red spider, grubs or aphids. Treat as required. Powdery mildew can be a problem late in the season or if plants are too close together in humid conditions.
✔ Ideal for cut flowers.
Tips: Staking may be required to stop plants from falling over. Picking the flowers will encourage a longer flowering period. When planting ensure ‘eyes’ of the tubers face upwards.
Types Available: Miniature or Bambino, Collarette, Decorative, Cacti, Water Lily, Giant or Dinnerplate, Tree.