Dahlia ‘Hillcrest Royal’
Bold and beautiful Dahlia ‘Hillcrest Royal’ will knock your socks off!
Bright magenta pink flowers this dramatic dahlia performs well as a garden plant needing less staking than other varieties. Even through drought and heat it performs well.
I find catus dahlias essential when making bouquets and arrangements for that added important extra textural element.
If you need a ‘pop’ of colour, Dahlia ‘Hillcrest Royal’ is a real gem producing lovely big tubers at the end of the season too!
Flower type: Catus
Height: 90-100 (Tall)
Flower Size: 8-10cm
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.