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  • decorative dahlia tuber
  • Eventual height: 1m
  • Eventual spread: 0.45m

Dahlia 'Eveline'

decorative dahlia tuber

£3.99
Pot size 1 tuber
1 tuber
3 tubers
Quantity
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: half hardy (will need winter protection)

    Ideal for adding colour to the late summer border, this tall dahlia produces beautiful creamy white flowers, which have a hint of pink at their petal tips. This pink flush is quite noticeable when all the petals are still opening as it forms a distinctive 'eye' at the centre of each bloom. A wonderful addition to the mixed or herbaceous border, the flowers are also excellent for cut arrangements.

  • Garden care: Dahlia tubers can be planted outside after frost, or started off in pots under glass in late winter to early spring. Plant them horizontally approximately 12cm deep, making sure the ‘eyes’ are uppermost. Allow enough room between each tuber so the plants can grow and spread to their full size without being over-crowded. While in growth, provide a high-nitrogen liquid feed each week in June, then a high-potash fertiliser each week from July to September. Stake with canes or brushwood if it becomes necessary. In mild areas, leave them in situ over winter, but protect the crown with a generous layer of dry mulch. In colder areas, carefully lift and clean the tubers once the first frosts have blackened the foliage and allow them to dry naturally indoors. Then place the dry tubers in a shallow tray, just covered with slightly moist potting compost, sand or vermiculite and store in a frost-free place until planting out again.
  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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