Dahlia Larry’s Love

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Dahlia Larry’s Love – a low-growing dahlia, reaching up to just 60cm, but the bold coloured flowers and dark foliage make this a striking addition to your garden, either in a border or as a feature in a patio pot. Dahlia Larry’s Love features blooms with petals graduating from red to white at the tip, that are just 10-15cm across.

QuantityPrice per unit
1 - 2 £3.02
3 - 8 £2.54
9 - 14 £2.23
15+ £2.03

From Original price was: £4.30.Current price is: £3.02. (inc. VAT)
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Dahlia Larry’s Love – a low-growing dahlia, reaching up to just 60cm, but the bold coloured flowers and dark foliage make this a striking addition to your garden, either in a border or as a feature in a patio pot. Dahlia Larry’s Love features blooms with petals graduating from red to white at the tip, that are just 10-15cm across.

Plant Dahlia Larry’s Love in full sun, in a fertile and well-drained soil. Water well in dry spells, to enjoy a display of pink through the summer, all the way up to the first frosts.

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 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 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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