Dahlia Cactus Colour Spectacle
The Dahlia Cactus Colour Spectacle is a unique variety of dahlia flowers. These bright and vibrant blooms are characterised by distinct yellow-orange tones. A warm and welcoming dahlia.
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- Colour: Orange
- Height: 60-80cm
How to grow:
- Hardiness: Protect from frost
- Soil Type: Fertile, Moist but well drained
- Position: Full sun
- Bulbs per m2: 5
- Planting depth: 15cm
Plant 15cm deep to give the plant a good foundation
The Dahlia Cactus Colour Spectacle is a unique variety of dahlia flower. These bright and vibrant blooms are characterised by distinct yellow-orange tones. The florets are not tightly curled as in most cactus dahlia. This beautiful flower has become increasingly popular in recent years for its bold and eye-catching display.
When caring for these flowers, it is important to keep in mind that they need plenty of sunlight and regular watering. The Dahlia Cactus Colour Spectacle will thrive in a slightly acidic soil with lots of organic matter and good drainage. Be sure to water deeply and regularly, but make sure the roots don’t stay wet for too long.
Planting Dahlia Tubers
Plant dahlia tubers in pots from mid spring and place into a frost free warm and sunny environment such as a cold frame, green house or window ledge to get an early start. However, they can be planted straight into the ground from April once the frosts have passed. When planting, make sure dahlia tubers have adequate drainage, plant with the eyes (buds) facing upwards. Place in soil rich in organic matter such as compost or aged manure at a depth of around six inches. Water lightly and consistently so the soil remains moist but not soggy. Place stakes around the dahlia soon after planting and tie it up when necessary. The young leaves are vulnerable to slugs but as the plant matures, they tend to leave them alone.
Keep your Dahlias blooming from June right through until the first Winter frosts by removing any dead flower heads and feeding them regularly, dahlias need plenty of water and fertiliser every few weeks for optimal results. Additionally, deadheading spent flowers will encourage a longer flowering period unto the first frosts of autumn.
Storing Dahlia Tubers
Dahlias are not frost hardy and will need to be lifted again in November. At the end of the growing season, you can dig your Dahlia tubers up gently and store them for replanting the following Spring. Cut off all but about 15cm of top growth before doing so, and allow them to dry before storing them in a ventilated box or basket filled with slightly moist sand or vermiculite, and in a cool, dry place.
Keep the tubers moist throughout the Winter and cut away any sign of rot, replant as soon as the last frosts have come and gone.