Dahlia 'Tahoma Star'

dahlia tuber


  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Flower colour: red and yellow
  • Other features: excellent cut-flowers
  • Hardiness: half hardy (may need winter protection)

    The petals of this very jaunty dahlia radiate out like a windmill from the rich yellow centre. They have a red reverse, so when they curl in on themselves, it makes it look as though the tips of the petals have been dipped in raspberry jam. This is a new form, but we think it will be around for many years to come.

  • 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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Exquisite

By Min

from Somerset

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Started in green house and grown on in veg garden for cutting. It flowers its little heart out on strong healthy stems and lasts well once cut.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Experienced

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