Dahlias are divided into groups based on the flower’s characteristics. The Cactus Flowered Group are taller plants growing to 120cm (4ft) and do need staking as the progress in height. The flowers have quilled or curved petals, elegantly rolled towards pointed tips.
The flowers are a rich blend of colours ranging from an attractive bronze, salmon, apricot, orange, scarlet, crimson, yellow, white and lavender. The plants grow and bloom in their first year; leaves are a rich green and as with all dahlias the bulbs should be lifted in USDA Zone 7 and below to avoid frost damage.
Tolerant and adaptable of soil (sandy loam to some clay), pH 4.5 to 8, heat and water (average to moist). It can be grown in sun to full sun and is a fast grower. Though a bulbous plant, they grow readily from seed and will flower within 12 weeks of sowing.
The blooms make an excellent, long-lasting cut flower.
Offered is a packet containing approximately 50 seeds and Grownotes to assist you to cultivate this exquisite cut flower.
All my seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.
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