Dahlia Islander

Dahlia Islander is a beautiful example of a decorative dahlia with burnt pink  and salmon colours intensifying as they reach the centre.

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1 - 2 £4.87
3 - 8 £4.09
9 - 14 £3.60
15+ £3.26

£4.87 (inc. VAT)

Pack of 1 tuber(s)

67 pack(s) in stock

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Flowering:

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Specifications:

  • Colour: Pink
  • Height: 60-80cm

    Good For:

    • Beds/borders
    • Cut flowers

    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

    ! See Our Expert Growing Advice

    More Information

    Dahlia Islander – is a beautiful example of a decorative dahlia with burnt pink and salmon colours intensifying as they reach the centre.

    Caring for your dahlia

    To properly care for your Dahlia Islander flower, here are a few tips. First, make sure it is planted in well-draining soil and gets plenty of sunlight. If the area you live in experiences cold winters, be sure to cover the plant with mulch or blankets, as it cannot tolerate frost. Water regularly, making sure to not over-water. Fertilize it once or twice during the growing season with an all-purpose fertilizer.

    Prune away dead or damaged blooms and stems as needed, but avoid excessive pruning as this can affect flowering.

    Finally, keep an eye out for pests such as spider mites, slugs, and snails.

    Storing Dahlia Tubers

    Dahlias are not frost hardy and may need to be lifted in November. In well-drained soils, leave the tubers in the ground and mulch over to protect against frosts. In colder climates, or heavier soils, lift and store your dahlia tubers over winter.

    If you are lifting and storing over winter, cut back foliage and carefully lift your dahlia tubers out of the soil. Allow them to dry off naturally and clean away any soil. Trim the stems and cut off any fine roots. Make sure the tubers are completely dry before storing them in open trays or boxes. Pack with dry sand or vermiculite. Leave the crowns exposed and keep them frost free.

    Replant your Dahlia tubers the following spring.

    If you left them in the ground, once the risk of frosts have passed and you start to see signs of growth again, the mulch can be removed.

     

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