Dahlia 'Honka Fragile'

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1 tuber £4.99 £2.49
available to order from winter
3 tubers £12.00 £6.00
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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, creates a perfectly formed star like a 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 overcrowded. 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.

  • Humans/Pets: Ornamental bulbs - not to be eaten

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I would buy dahlia's again from Crocus

5

The dahlia likes the position in which it is planted and has grown in size. I overwintered it in my greenhouse with other dahlia's in old compost. But plan this year to leave it in situ and cover with compost as my greenhouse is usually so full during the winter. It should be fine as it it is close to a white lavender which will also help to protect it.

church gardener

Lincoln

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Top class plant

5

The first year this plant was fantastic but the tubers during storage appeared to shrivel up and become empty husks. These were kept as per all my other Dahlias and were the only ones that did not come back, it could be that I missed something when storing them over the winter

TrevL4

North Yorkshire

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Very attractive flower

5

Honda Fragile grew reasonably well in its first year but for safety I lifted this dahlia in the Autumn and stored it frost free. There were enough tubers to grow two plants. Started them in a large pots this Spring and planted them out in the border in May when growing strongly. No problems with slugs as well advanced. The larger plant has been excellent with many unusual flowers, like large stars, held on tall, strong stems. Beautiful when back lit by the sun.

G'ma

Hampshire

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Not Quite The Colour Pictured

3

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

Debs

Lancashire

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Star turns

4

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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