Dahlia 'Alauna Clair-obscur'

1 tuber £3.99
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Buy Dahlia 'Alauna Clair-obscur' fimbriata dahlia tuber: Bicoloured heads to 20cm across

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

    Big (up to 20cm across), ruffled looking, raspberry heads, with white petal tips that look as though they have been cut with pinking shears, are nothing short of spectacular. Try mixing them with pure whites or softer pinks.

  • 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.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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Eventual height & spread

I would defo buy again

5

Would highly recommend.

Tracy

Wirral

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stunning flowers

5

Alauna Clair-obscur is a very freely flowering dahlia, with beautiful shape and colour. Looks lovely with a wide range of other dahlias in magentas, reds, pinks, purples, creams. I'm only surprised at the height your planting information gives for this variety. I've grown this for several years, and it has always been one of the lowest-growing of my dahlia plants, height not more than about 70-80 cms. Particularly short in relation to its very large flowers.

Arcadian shepherdess

London

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I would buy this product again

5

The flowers were sumptuously beautiful in shape and colour and very unusual. Can be grown in pots and great to fill empty spots in the garden or in the patio..

Latetodahlia

London

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