Dahlia 'Alfred Grille'

semi-cactus dahlia tuber

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to October
  • Hardiness: half hardy

    Big, long-lasting, semi-cactus flowers top the upright stems for many months from midsummer, creating a dazzling dispaly well into the autumn. Each flower is a sumptuous blend of salmon pink and orange, which merges into yellow towards the centre. The petals are long and thin, and curl backwards on themselves, creating a wonderful spikey effect. Overall they look very impressive, especially when seen against the backdrop of the deep green foliage.

  • Garden care: Dahlia tubers can be planted outside after frost, or started off in pots under glass in late winter to early spring. Plant them horizontally approximately 12cm deep, making sure the ‘eyes’ are uppermost. Allow enough room between each tuber so the plants can grow and spread to their full size without being over-crowded. While in growth, provide a high-nitrogen liquid feed each week in June, then a high-potash fertiliser each week from July to September. Stake with canes or brushwood if it becomes necessary. In mild areas, leave them in situ over winter, but protect the crown with a generous layer of dry mulch. In colder areas, carefully lift and clean the tubers once the first frosts have blackened the foliage and allow them to dry naturally indoors. Then place the dry tubers in a shallow tray, just covered with slightly moist potting compost, sand or vermiculite and store in a frost-free place until planting out again.

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Wonderful Dahlia

By KB

from Herefordshire

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  • Attractive

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    • Garden
    • Indoors

    Comments about Dahlia 'Alfred Grille':

    Wonderful large dahlia that looks like neopolitan ice-cream

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Keen but clueless
     
    3.0

    Yet to flower but maybe our fault

    By Takeabreather

    from Sheffield

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        • Outdoors
        • Patio

        Comments about Dahlia 'Alfred Grille':

        Bought three varieties to put in pots and none flowered unfortunately. Hoping next year they will but as a novice gardener I have no idea whether they will or we were just unlikely :(

        • Your Gardening Experience:
        • Keen but clueless
         
        5.0

        Excellent

        By Linley

        from Herefordshire

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        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Healthy

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          Comments about Dahlia 'Alfred Grille':

          Put on a great show and flowered continuously. Big strong plants from big strong tubers.

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