Delivered to you in March / April
The Melody series was introduced in the year 2000 and followed the Gallery series. They are slightly taller though still quite compact in appearance, very floriferous with an emphasis on a strongly branched habit which provides a good plant shape, continuous flowering through the summer and a range of appealing colours. Dahlia Allegro is somewhere midway between salmon to orange, a part of the colour palette that defies easy description. The flowers about 4.5" (12 cm) across with green foliage.
Tender. Store tubers dry until March, then pot up and grow with warmth to plant out in late May. They need planting in a sunny situation with good compost below them and regular dead heading in the late summer to encorage repeat flowering. Growing them initially as potted plants early in the season will give you a head start. In the winter they may need to be lifted and kept frost free, depending on the conditions.
Height 24" (60cm) tall