Can a summer garden have too many gorgeous dahlias that bloom with wild vigour? This dahlia will delight you with attractive bicoloured flowers. The flowers, or rather the inflorescences, are red with white petal tips. Whenever you walk through the garden, you will stop by this beautiful dahlia. "How pretty she is!" you will whisper to yourself.
This variety belongs to the group of ornamental dahlias (group 5). Like all dahlias, it is ideal for beginners. It will also make a fine addition to any flower arrangement bouquet. The large, 20 centimetre-long flowers will appear at the top of the strong stems from July until frost. They will brighten up even the dullest places in the garden and are suitable for creating summer bouquets. It looks good in a duo with pink ground roses, Casa Blanca fragrant lily and white phlox. The plant is 80-90 cm tall. The flowering period is from midsummer to frost.
Dahlia Duet should be planted in a sunny or semi-shaded location. In addition, the planting location should be well ventilated. Begin planting the germinated tubers outdoors in May/early June, once the threat of a return frost has passed. The soil should be loose and fertile, with a slightly acidic or neutral reaction. Soil types include sandy soil and loam. This dahlia is suitable for creating a flower hedge (for this purpose the tubers are planted closer to each other than usual), as well as for planting in beds and in containers. The planting depth is 15 cm. The planting distance should be 50 cm apart.
If you remove the blooms in good time, you will prolong flowering. Dahlias are heat-loving plants. Therefore dig out their tubers for the winter and store them in slightly damp peat, in a dark and cool place. Do this at the end of September.
|Price per package||€3,95|
|Subvarieties||Decorative 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 Dahlia Bulbs and Tubers
Choose the planting location: Dahlia plants 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 or tubers: Dig a hole that is about 12-16 cm deep and place the Dahlia bulb or tuber with the "eyes" facing up. If planting multiple bulbs, space them at least 24-36 cm apart.
Cover the bulbs or tubers: Cover the Dahlia bulbs or tubers with soil and gently press down to remove air pockets. Make sure the soil level is even with the surrounding soil.
Water the bulbs or tubers: Give the bulbs or tubers a thorough watering after planting to settle the soil around them. Dahlia plants prefer consistently moist soil, so water them regularly, but avoid over-watering as this can cause rot.
Stake the plants: Depending on the variety and size of Dahlia plants, they may need to be staked for support. Insert stakes into the ground near the bulbs or tubers before they start growing to avoid damaging the plant later on.
Monitor the bulbs or tubers: Dahlia bulbs or tubers typically take about 2-3 weeks to emerge from the soil, so be patient. Once they emerge, water and fertilize regularly to encourage healthy growth. Dahlia plants can bloom in mid to late summer and may require occasional fertilization throughout the growing season.
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