Talk about a ball of sunshine, Hercules is a might to behold.
Flower size – 22 cm
Flower shape & Category – Decorative Large
1 large tuber clump per packet.
19 in stock
|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 you want to start them earlier in pots (August), plant them the same way and keep the pot in a warmer spot (protected from cold and rain). In both cases, if the soil is very dry when planting, water once and again only after green sprouts are visible above the soil.|
|Germination guide:||10-14 days at 21 C.|
|Pinch:||Yes, when 30 cm high|
|Flowering time:||December to April|
|Final height:||120 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.