Dahlia Kelvin Floodlight

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Kelvin Floodlight – The large lemon yellow ligulates in this dahlia come to a shapely point arranged in a beautiful circular pattern. Kelvin Floodlight has a very large head, often described as a dinner-plate dahlia. The heads are so large that they may need support.

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

£2.06 (inc. VAT)

Pack of 1 tuber(s)

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Specifications:

  • Colour: Yellow
  • Height: 90cm

    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 Kelvin Floodlight, large lemon yellow ligulates in this dahlia come to a shapely point arranged in a beautiful circular pattern. Kelvin Floodlight has a very large head often described as a dinner-plate dahlia. The heads are so large that they may need support. Using stakes is always a good idea for dahlias. They can fall over and damage their stems. Cutting them back will help encourage new growth.

    Planting Dahlias

    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 they 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 so you can provide support if necessary. 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. Fertilise your dahlia with a general purpose liquid fertiliser every couple of weeks to encourage growth. Always water before applying fertiliser to avoid root burn.

    Finally, remember to deadhead regularly, this will help encourage more flowers as well as promote a bushier growth habit – making for a fuller looking plant and extended flowering time.

    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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