Dahlia

Dahlia 'David Howard'

Dahlia - Dahlia  'David Howard'

Common Name: Dahlia
Genus: Dahlia
Cultivar: 'David Howard'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.75 m (75 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Orange
Foliage Colour: Bronze, PurpleFlowering Period: July to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

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: Provide a high-nitrogen liquid feed each week in June, then a high-potash fertiliser each week from July to September. Once the first frosts have blackened the foliage carefully lift and clean the tubers and allow them to dry naturally indoors. Place the dry tubers in a shallow tray just covered with slightly moist potting compost, sand or vermiculite. Store in a frost-free place, checking frequently over the winter months
  • Goes well with: Macleaya cordata, Crocosmia 'Lucifer', Potentilla 'Gibson's Scarlet', Cosmos astrosangineus, Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum', Ricinus communis 'Carmencita'.

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