This collection includes:
Lavender blue dahlias. A decorative variety that looks more like a double Waterlily. Amazing in arrangements. Flower size 10-15cm. Height 100-110cm.
White decorative dahlia with a touch of Lilac at the eye. I adore paring this variety with Dahlia ‘Karma Lagoon’ and ‘Karma Prospero’. Flower size 10-15cm. Height 90cm.
Elegant lilac pink decorative dahlia which again looks more like a waterlily and therefore very usable in arrangements. Brilliant for cutting. Flower size 10-12cm. Height 100-110cm.
Cute Pompon lilac flowers. A favourite, very usable and compliments this collection beautifully. Flower size 5cm. Height 80cm.
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’. Flower size 8-10cm. Height 90-100cm.
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.