Dahlia 'Honka Fragile'

1 tuber £3.99
available to order from winter 2020
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Dahlia 'Honka Fragile' star dahlia tuber: Stylized flower forms will add textural interest

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

    Radiating out from the yellow eye, a single row of long, inrolled petals, each with a fine red edge, create a perfectly formed star like whirligig that sits above the mound of foliage on long, slender stems. Great for herbaceous borders - and for cutting.

  • 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

Not Quite The Colour Pictured

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Colour of flower was my re yellow throughout than pictured on-line.

Debs

Lancashire

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These are handsome plants which look very different from most dahlias. They were not the most prolific flowerers in 2016 but another year may be different. I shall continue to grow them & hope that other colours may become available

WhigWom

Wombourne, Staffs

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