Dahlia

Dahlia 'Honka'

Dahlia - Dahlia  'Honka'

Common Name: Dahlia
Genus: Dahlia
Cultivar: 'Honka'

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

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.35 m (35 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Orange, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

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

Simple star-like yellow flowers with a light fragrance top sturdy stems from midsummer. Each flower is made up of eight petals which curl inwards towards their tip around a bright orange center. Perfect for planting in pots on the patio as the tubers must be lifted and over-wintered in a frost-free place in all but the warmest areas.

  • 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.


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