Dahlia Café au Lait
Arguably the reigning queen of the dahlias, this giant flowered dinnerplate boasts beautiful shades of creamy apricot to beige petals on strong stems.
Flower size – 27 cm
Flower shape – Decorative
1 large tuber clump per packet.
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|Life cycle:||Tender Perennial|
|Climate:||Thrives in warm temperatures.|
|Sowing guide:||Direct plant the tuber (5-10 cm deep and laid flat) in rich, well-drained soil in September / October (once the soil has warmed). If the soil is very dry, water once with planting and again only after green sprouts are visible above ground.|
|Germination guide:||10-14 days at 21 C.|
|Pinch:||Yes, when 30 cm high|
|Flowering time:||December to April|
|Final height:||100 cm|
Provide horisontal plant support when growing in windy areas. Water often in summer and feed regularly with a low Nitrogen fertiliser.
Harvest early morning and into fresh, clean water. A "cut and come again" favourite, dahlias produce for months when harvested frequently. Don't be afraid to cut tall stems so that new growth can branch out from lower down on the plant.