Spring planted

Dahlia Mexican Star

Order Code: 26-94

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These remind us of a variety that we raised many years ago called Dark Desire. That too was cosmos- like. These are taller with elegantly held flowers that nod on long stems over dark foliage. Its main flush of flowers will be a bit later than most of the others.

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. They need planting 12-15"(30-40cm) apart in a sunny situation with good compost below them with regular dead heading in the late summer to encourage 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. The tubers are often rounded and 'fat' but as short stumpy clusters.

Plant Details

Flowers     Summer

Height       36" (90cm)

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