Dahlia 'Mel's Orange Marmalade'

2 litre pot £14.99
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Buy Dahlia 'Mel's Orange Marmalade' fimbriata dahlia:

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

    If you like bold, bright colours, then you are going to love this new dahlia. It will produce lots of large, cactus flowerheads from midsummer onwards, which not only look impressive, but are also excellent for cutting. Mix it with harmonious shades of red and yellow, or rich purples for contrast.

    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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