Dahlia Explosion is a grand semi cactus dahlia, which means its is not as spiky as a full cactus dahlia. Each ferule (petal) is flamed with yellow and red. Flowering from July to October
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- Colour: Red
- 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
Dahlia Explosion is a grand semi cactus dahlia, which means its is not as spiky as a full cactus dahlia. Each ferule (petal) is flamed with yellow and red giving emanating from the centre as a blast of hot colours.
Dahlia Explosion also love sunlight and will do best when planted in an area with at least 6 hours of direct sun each day.
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 watering regularly, and fertilising your dahlia 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!
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.