Dahlia 'Rip City'

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 (may need winter protection)

    A stunning cactus dahlia with red-black flowers and a black heart. The fully double flowers have long, narrow, pointed petals that recurve for more half their length and have a ruffled appearance. The flowers are produced from July until the first frosts. Try it in bold groups in a sunny, sheltered border.

  • 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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4.7

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4.0

Quite impressive.

By Allium addict

from Newbury

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy

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  • Heavy

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Comments about Dahlia 'Rip City':

This year was the first time I have grown Dahlias and Rip City was large and impressive. I should have staked it better but the flowers were a rich, deep red velvet and profuse. I was cutting them for the house right up until the first frosts.

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5.0

Best of the bunch

By Linley

from Herefordshire

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    Comments about Dahlia 'Rip City':

    Big, strong, statuesque plants with a stunning colour

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    5.0

    Great colour, prolific flowerer

    By london

    from London

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    Comments about Dahlia 'Rip City':

    Flowered for months and months. Still picking up to the first frost. The whole neighbourhood stopped to admire them when passing. Hoping it will survive the winter under the surface - mulching not lifting.

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