Dahlia 'Ambition'

semi-cactus dahlia tuber

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: half hardy (may need winter protection)

    This stunning cactus dahlia is a prolific bloomer, which produces masses of magenta-purple flowers, each up to 15 cm across, for a long period from midsummer. When in flower it will grab centre stage with its jaw-dropping display. It is particularly effective amongst other bruised-toned, summer flowers, or when potted up on a sunny patio.

  • 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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5.0

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  • Healthy (5)
  • Attractive (4)

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5.0

So pretty

By Flirty Fred

from Bedford

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about Dahlia 'Ambition':

    Love these blue/pink dahlias so this is just right

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Keen but clueless

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    5.0

    Beautiful and easy

    By Sophie

    from London

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Healthy

    Cons

    • Pests & Disease

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about Dahlia 'Ambition':

    My first dahlia that I've ever grown! The flowers came out beautifully just like the photo. I grew mine in a 5litre pot on my patio. Watch out for the slugs and snails though as they were very keen on it!
    Instructions were clear and the tuber in perfect condition. I'm looking forward to more beautiful flowers next year.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Keen but clueless

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    5.0

    Flowers for an autumn wedding

    By Liz

    from Leeds

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Blooms Well Into November
    • Excellent Cut Flower
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Dahlia 'Ambition':

      The corms were very healthy and easy to grow

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Experienced

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      5.0

      Dahlia

      By Kaz

      from Essex

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Healthy

      Cons

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        • Garden

        Comments about Dahlia 'Ambition':

        Looked beautiful and very robust

        • Your Gardening Experience:
        • Keen but clueless

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        5.0

        Bright and indispensable!

        By Dushan

        from London

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions

        Cons

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          • Garden

          Comments about Dahlia 'Ambition':

          Very bright, gorgeous, medium sized blooms. Prolific and once they start in late Summer these are very easy to grow.

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          • Experienced

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          5.0

          Amazing colour

          By NoGardener

          from London

          Pros

          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoors
            • Patio

            Comments about Crocus Dahlia 'Ambition':

            It's not very tall (compared to my other dahlias at least), but I am growing it in a container on a balcony, and I am not growing it for cutting. The colour of the flowers is super vibrant and bright and stunning. People looking at my pics of them ask whether it's the flowers or the camera effect, and The answer is: the flowers!

            • Your Gardening Experience:
            • Real novice

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              Hi,
              for growing this in a container, how deep/wide should the container be? Regards, Dushan
              Asked on 18/4/2016 by Dushan from London

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                Hello,

                There are no hard and fast rules, however I would opt for a pot around 40 x 40cm.

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