Dahlia ‘Gerrie Hoek’
I’m in love with Dahlia ‘Gerrie Hoek’. It’s one of the first Dahlia’s I ever bought and still one of the best!
In my garden I find ‘Waterlily’ dahlias are the first to bloom producing long strong stems with beautiful, delicate blooms that mix so well with roses. They give a different shape that is so important in arrangements.
Dahlia Gerrie Hoek has pretty soft pink blooms with a hint of coral…. the upward facing flowers are easy to arrange with, totally romantic and perfect for Weddings….
Flower type: Waterlily
Height: 120-150cm (Tall)
Flower Size: 25cm
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.