Dahlia 'David Howard'

decorative dahlia tuber

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Buy Dahlia 'David Howard' decorative dahlia tuber: Delicious apricot-orange flowers

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

    This miniature, decorative-type dahlia will happily grow at the front of a sheltered border or in a large patio pot. Flourishing in fertile, humus-rich soil, the fully double, soft burnt-orange flowers and dramatic, dark purple-bronze leaves are perfect for an exotic-type border or hot planting scheme.

  • 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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Notes on Dahlia 'David Howard'

"Start your dahlia tubers off in pots and keep them in a light frost-free place until planting out time in early June. Try to get them up to a foot in height, because then they will be less attractive to the slugs."

Favourite flower of 2018

5

A lovely dahlia. Masses of flowers.

Juliatilly

Scotland

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beatiful colour

5

Saw this dahlia in Nat Garden of Wales. even in the pouring rain I had to stop and admire, and it is as good as I remember, when it eventually flowered, but last year was odd climate wise?

squirrel

Hampshire

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Truly beautiful

4

I'm a dahlia novice but this grew nicely despite the crazy weather of 2018. It needed staking as quite a large plant. A couple of tubers were squishy when delivered but Crocus replaced without hassle.

Briony

Reading

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Fabulous colour right through to the first frosts

5

Very healthy, with fabulous colour and prolific flowering all season long

Cynthia cuttings

Leeds

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Beautiful blooms gave a fabulous show

5

I had heard Monty Don recommend this variety and I wasn't disappointed. So many blooms on one plant and they flowered for several months. The colour is fantastic, not quite yellow but not orange either, a ,lovely soft tone which blend in with all my conifers and acers. I love it and look forward to growing it again in the coming season.

Abednego

Wrexham

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This dahlia was all that I expected, it flowered profusely.

5

I planted these dahlias in pots and put them in the greenhouse for the winter. The were a very colourful site in the garden.

Phyl

Tiptree

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Stunning and Prolific!

5

I bought 3 of these tubers and took several rooted cuttings, they dominated the back of my boarders with amazing dark leaved foliage and then tangerine blooms on long stems, these were in my vase in the kitchen from june until november!! Its self staking which is a dream when it comes to dahlias!

DahliaBen

newcastle under lyme

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An eye-catching plant

4

I recommend that slug pellets or a ring of copper sheet be used to protect the leaves as they emerge.

Lyn

Emsworth

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Great Service Great products

5

\its a lovely healthy plant and was packed nicely

Jett

Heacham, Norfolk

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Good

5

Plenty of flowers. Very good

Cas

West Sussex

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