Dahlia ‘Bacardi’ is one of my favourite ever Dahlias. But its so hard to get hold of. I’ve managed to track down a supply to increase my own stock and I’ve ordered some extra tubers to share with you.
Dahlia ‘Bacardi’ is that fabulous and striking mix of coral, pink peach, impossible to actually put your finger on the exact colour, with a deeper burgundy centre.
At just 75cm tall Dahlia ‘Bacardi’ is a good choice for the small garden or even a patio pot providing you give it a cane for support.
If you want something rare and unusual then add this Dahlia to your collection.
Flower type: Decorative
Height: 75cm (Tall)
Flower Size: 12-15cm
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.