Dahlia

Dahlia 'Tam Tam'

Dahlia - Dahlia  'Tam Tam'

Common Name: Dahlia
Genus: Dahlia
Cultivar: 'Tam Tam'

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

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.75 m (75 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to October

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

The exquisitely-formed, ball-shaped flowers appear in profusion on the upright branching stems from mid summer, adding structural interest. They are a luscious shade of deep red so seem to set the border on fire and look wonderful with all shades of orange as well as rich golds and near-blacks.

  • 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. 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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