Dahlia 'White Star'

Dahlia 'White Star'

1 tuber £3.99
available to order from winter
3 tubers £11.97 £9.99
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<ul><li><b>Position:</b> full sun<li><b>Soil:</b> fertile, humus-rich soil<li><b>Rate of growth:</b> average<li><b> Flowering period:</b> July to September<li><b>Hardiness:</b> half hardy (may need winter protection)<br><br>The creamy white petals of this semi-cactus dahlia are slightly twisted and the tips may have some division, so the overall appearance is spidery and textural. The foliage is a lush shade of green, so this too looks marvellous in the border.<br><br><li><b>Garden care:</b> 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.</li></ul>
  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs

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

    The creamy white petals of this semi-cactus dahlia are slightly twisted and the tips may have some division, so the overall appearance is spidery and textural. The foliage is a lush shade of green, so this too looks marvellous in the border.

  • 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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5.0

Gloriously exuberant white starry blooms

By Alice

from Lizard Peninsula

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about Dahlia 'White Star':

    I put several bulbs each in 3 large terracotta pots, arranged them in a group near the greenhouse, and frankly forgot all about them! As the sturdy stalks began to grow and grow, I wondered if/when they would ever flower. Then--wow! They burst into a gorgeous starry white flowers one after another--glorious.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Keen but clueless
     
    5.0

    Will be buying this again next year

    By CH

    from South central England

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cutting Garden
      • Garden

      Comments about Dahlia 'White Star':

      I bought these for gardens that I work in. They were great in every garden,they flowered really well all summer. I will be buying for my allotment next year.

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Professional

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