Dahlias are herbaceous tuberous perennials plants that are native mainly in Mexico, but also in Central America, and Colombia where they grow wild on hillsides.
Dahlias provide great colour in the garden from summer through to autumn and come in a huge variety of colours and flower forms such as cactus, colarette, decorative and pompon. Sunlight is important for dahlia growth and for maximum flower production, so plant them in a sunny spot. Dahlias grow best in rich well-drained soil so work in some organic matter to your soil if need be.
Patio Dahlias are ideal for containers as they have been bred to remain compact and flower prolifically. Place them where they will receive full sun and keep well watered in summer. Dahlias make great cut flowers and dead heading will encourage them to re-bloom.
Another beautiful dahlia from Dr Keith Hammet. Dark green foliage. From summer through to autumn stems of bright red blooms with a ring of light pink petals around the central zone appear. Plant in a sunny spot with protection from harsh frost. Perennial. PVR DAH022.
Colour: Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 40cm x cm
Bred by Keith Hammet, Dahlia Mystic aka "Velvet" Wonder has single, deep red velvet-like flowers and deep purplish black foliage. Plant in a sunny spot in nice rich soil with protection from harsh frost. Dead head regularly to ensure maximum flower power. Perennial. PVR DAH023.
Colour: Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: cm x cm