Dahlia David Howard

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The Dahlia David Howard is an old-fashioned, heirloom flower that has been a mainstay in gardens for centuries. It is an herbaceous perennial, meaning it dies each year and regrows the next spring.

Its most distinguishing feature is its large, showy, deep orange blooms. These have a unique form – they are flat and open with curved petals radiating outwards from the centre.

Dahlia David Howard’s pale orange semi-double flowers sit beautifully in the dark leaf foliage.

PacksPrice per pack
1 - 2 £2.06
3 - 8 £1.73
9 - 14 £1.52
15+ £1.38

Original price was: £2.94.Current price is: £2.06. (inc. VAT)

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Specifications:

  • Colour: Orange
  • Height: 100cm

    Good For:

    • Beds/borders
    • Cut flowers

    How to grow:

    • Hardiness: Protect from frost
    • Soil Type: Moist but well drained
    • Position: Full sun
    • Bulbs per m2: 5
    • Planting depth: 15cm

    Plant 15cm deep to give the plant a good foundation. Remove dead flowers for a continued vigorous display. It will produce more flowers in full sun although will still perform in semi shade. Water regularly.
    Lift the tuberous root once the foliage has died back and store in peat.

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    The Dahlia David Howard is an old-fashioned, heirloom dahlia that has been a mainstay in gardens for centuries. It is an herbaceous perennial, meaning it dies each year and regrows the next spring.

    Its most distinguishing feature is its large, showy, deep orange blooms. These have a unique form – they are flat and open with curved petals radiating outwards from the centre. Their long stems make them ideal for cutting, allowing them to be used in bouquets or dried arrangements. They also make excellent container plants due to their large size and bright coloration.

    Dahlia David Howard thrives best in full sun with moist soil conditions.

    Planting Dahlia Tubers

    You can start your dahlia tubers off under cover in mid spring, or plant them outside when all risk of frost has passed, usually in April. 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 watering regularly, and fertilising every couple of weeks to encourage growth. Use a general purpose liquid fertiliser with balanced nutrients and dilute according to directions. Always water before applying fertiliser to avoid root burn.

    Finally, remember to deadhead any spent blooms as they appear. This will help encourage more flowers as well as promote a bushier growth habit – making for a fuller looking plant!

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