Dahlia ‘Boom Boom White’
Dahlia ‘Boom Boom White’ a vigorous ball shaped dahlia which produces armloads of flowers for months at a stretch.
Ball dahlias last longer in the vase than any other dahlia varieties . I think this might be because the petals are so closely packed that the pollinators can’t get to the eye until the flower has almost fully opened and by that time we’ve usually whisked them into the house as a ‘cut flower’.
Dahlia ‘Boom Boom White is perfect for Wedding work.
Flower type: Ball
Height: 90-100cm (Tall)
Flower Size: 7-10cm
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.