Dahlia Bora Bora
Dahlia Bora Bora
A charming dahlia from the Semi-cactus group (group 9). A medium-sized border dahlia. Bred in 1997. Originator: Plochaet, H, Belgium.
It grows to a height of 90-110 cm and blooms all summer long. Her flowers are very beautiful. They are a mahogany, coral pink with a yellow centre. The tips of the petals gradually change colour and turn orange-red. The inflorescence is a medium-sized basket, 15-20 cm in diameter. The reed flowers (petals) are large and fairly wide at the base. They are pointed, curved, curled into a tube at half (or less) their length. They extend in all directions from the middle of the flower. The tubular flowers are small. The inflorescences of this dahlia are somewhat similar to cactus and ornamental dahlias. They are considered the best for cuttings. Very much appreciated by florists and interior designers. They also look good in the garden, in single or mixed plantings, in flowerbeds and in borders. The flowers are fragrance-free. Like all dahlias, this plant flowers from July until the first frost in autumn.
Bora Bora grows in loose, fertile soils. Location - full sun, south-eastern exposure. The planting distance is 50 cm apart. The planting depth is 15 cm.Dahlias are heat-loving plants. They can withstand temperatures down to -5 °C frost. Dredge the tubers for the winter and store them in slightly moist peat, in a dark and cool place (at around +5 °C).
|Price per package||€3,95|
|Subvarieties||Cactus Dahlias, Summer Flowering Bulb|
|Plant Height||90-120 cm|
|Plant Size||1st size|
|Suitable as cutting flower||Yes|
|Hardiness Zone||Zone 9-10|
How to Plant
Guide and tips for planting canna lily bulbs
Choose the planting location: Canna bulbs prefer full sun and well-drained soil. Avoid planting in areas with standing water or where the soil remains soggy after rainfall.
Prepare the soil: Loosen the soil and remove any weeds or debris from the planting area. Amend the soil with compost or organic matter to improve the soil's fertility and drainage.
Plant the bulbs: Dig a hole that is about 8-12 cm deep and place the Canna bulb with the pointy end facing up. Space the bulbs about 36-48 cm apart.
Cover the bulbs: Cover the Canna bulbs with soil and gently press down to remove air pockets. Make sure the soil level is even with the surrounding soil.
Water the bulbs: Give the bulbs a thorough watering after planting to settle the soil around them. Canna bulbs prefer consistently moist soil, so water them regularly, but avoid over-watering as this can cause rot.
Mulch the area: Add a layer of organic mulch around the bulbs to help retain moisture and suppress weed growth. Keep the mulch a few inches away from the base of the bulbs to prevent rot.
Fertilize the plants: Canna plants are heavy feeders and require regular fertilization throughout the growing season. Apply a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks or use slow-release fertilizer at the time of planting.
Monitor the bulbs: Canna bulbs typically take about 2-3 weeks to sprout, so be patient. Once they sprout, water and fertilize regularly to encourage healthy growth. Canna plants can bloom in mid to late summer and may require occasional deadheading to promote continuous blooming.
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Dahlia Bora Bora