Spring planted

Dahlia coccinea var palmeri

Order Code: 26-08

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This is nearly a signature plant for us. These are pot grown tubers for planting out, 15-18"(35-45cm) apart, as we did many years ago, where the same plant still persists despite occasionally experiencing temperatures lower than -12ºC with just a mulch in some years. Now 8' or more tall and nearly as broad, without being bold, the characteristically dissected foliage provides a light and airy feel. The scattered flowers abound in the late summer in a clear zingy orange.

Planting Instructions

Tender.  Store tubers dry until late March, then pot up and grow with warmth to plant out in late May. If intending planting directly into the garden wait till mid May, storing these tubers in dry, frost free conditions till then. Plant them 15-18"(35-45cm) apart. Their growth is rapid in the lengthening days of early summer and they need rich soil, lots of sun and reasonable moisture to establish. Later in the summer these established plants seem much more drought tolerant. The tubers come from plants grown last year in 1 litre pots.

Plant Details

Flowers    Late Summer
Height      72-96" (180-230cm)

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