Dahlia ‘Ambition’ is a fantastic, bright purple dahlia specially bred to have split petal tips called Fimbriata.
I love these slightly smaller flowers for wedding work in corsages and flower crowns, the extra texture of course looks amazing in arrangements.
The deep velvety colour is invaluable for Autumn weddings and you can just see from the images that Dahlia Ambition is a stunning garden Dahlia giving a dramatic flower filled display all the way til the frosts.
A good choice for a small garden too.
Flower type: Semi – Catus – Fimbriata
Height: 100 (Tall)
Flower Size: 8cm
Position: Full Sun
Plant spacing: 60cm (min)
Pinch: when plants are 30cm tall
Cutting /Vase Life:
Dahlias do not continue to open once cut so pick when blooms are ¾ of the way open. Check the back of the flower head to check all the petals are perfect. The petals turn papery, drop and lose colour once they start to go over. Deadhead flowers to give plants back the energy to ripen the next flower rather than work on producing seed.
Place flowers straight into ready buckets of water, we rest our blooms for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning.