Dahlia pinnata

Dahlia White Aster

R160.00

If you’re after a dahlia with a piece of history in your garden, then this is the one for you. Dating from 1879 Dahlia White Aster is the oldest known garden dahlia today. Producing plenty of blooms all summer long. I know White Aster is on my list.

 

Flower size – 6 cm

 

Flower shape & Category – Pompon

 

1 large tuber clump per packet.

 

21 in stock

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Flower type:Focal
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.
Position:Full Sun
Spacing:30-40 cm
Pinch:Yes, when 30 cm high
Flowering time:December to April
Final height:75 cm

Growing Tips:

Provide horisontal plant support when growing in windy areas. Water often in summer and feed regularly with a low Nitrogen fertiliser.


Harvesting Tips:

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.

Whether you are growing flowers or vegetables or both, growing your own plants from seed, is one of the most rewarding things for any gardener and you don’t even need a green thumb to do it. With our guidance, it couldn’t be easier!