Dahlia

Dahlia 'Hugs and Kisses'

Dahlia - Dahlia  'Hugs and Kisses'

Common Name: Dahlia
Genus: Dahlia
Cultivar: 'Hugs and Kisses'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Long flowering period

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to October

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

Held on stiff upright stems the pale purple fully double flowerheads of this decorative dahlia look great when mixed with stronger purples or white. If deadheaded regularly, this low maintenance plant will continue to produce generous sized blooms well into autumn.

  • Garden care: Stake with canes or brushwood as it becomes necessary. Deadhead and feed regularly to prolong flowering. 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. In warmer areas tubers may be left to overwinter in the ground although they may suffer from slug damage particularly in heavy clay soils.

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