Dahlia Orange Nugget

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Dahlia Orange Nugget – rusty oranges are a great colour to make combinations. This is a great little nugget for the garden, pots and cutting. Although only about 10cm in diameter Dahlia ‘Orange Nugget’ makes a great impact as a border plant in your garden or your patio in a container.

Dahlias flower continuously from June through to the first frosts, usually in October.

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

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

  • Colour: Orange
  • Height: 55cm

    Good For:

    • Beds/borders
    • Cut flowers
    • Pots

    How to grow:

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

    More Information

    Dahlia Orange Nugget – rusty oranges are a great colour to make combinations. This is a great little nugget for the garden, pots and cutting. Although only about 10cm in diameter Dahlia ‘Orange Nugget’ makes a great impact as a border plant in your garden or your patio in a container.

    Dahlias flower continuously from June through to the first frosts, usually in October.

    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 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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