Spring planted

Dahlia Genova

Order Code: 26-42

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Dahlia Genova has pale lavender colour flowers which gradually fade to near white as they gently expand. Always covered in blossom later in the summer.The big ball type Dahlias are not to everyone’s taste but the Pompon series provides flower heads that are about 3-4" across, not so heavy to need staking even in wet weather. Dahlias are native to the high plains of Mexico and other parts of Central America. They were cultivated by the Aztecs in pre-Cortez times. They were introduced to Europe by the Spanish in 1784. They were first first grown in the Botanical Gardens in Madrid. Abbe Cavanille named the new plants Dahlias in honour of Andreas Dahl a Swedish naturalist and student of Carl Linnaeus.  Dahlia Genova is a pale lavender colour.

Planting Instructions

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.

Plant Details

Flowers Summer
Height 30" (75cm)

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