Dahlia variabilis 'Dwarf Mixed'
Dahlia 'Dwarf Mixed'
Dahlia variabilis 'Dwarf Mixed' bears vivid, large single and semi-double 8cm (3in) flowers. Neat, mound shaped bushes achieving a memorable main bedding display.
|Botanical name||Dahlia variabilis|
|Common name||Dahlia 'Dwarf Mixed'|
|Flowering time||Summer, Autumn|
|Plant type||Flower Seeds|
|Season of interest||Summer, Autumn|
|Time to maturity||1 - 2 years|
|Ultimate height||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Useful/additional information||Sow 6mm (¼in) deep late winter to early spring at 21-24C (70-75F) in a good seed compost. Keep soil damp but not wet, sealing in a polythene bag after sowing is helpful. Germination usually takes 7-10 days. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow on in cooler conditions. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost 30cm (12in) apart in a sunny spot on any good moisture retentive soil. Prefers a moist, well drained soil, in full sun. Flowers summer.|