Dahlia Sun and Ice

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Dahlia Sun and Ice is a bright little dahlia flower. The flower exposes the central disk as a single dahlia would but has double the amount of florets. Each floret is bright white edged in a mottled red and yellow stripe.

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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 Sun and Ice is a bright little dahlia flower. The flower exposes the central disk as a single dahlia would but has double the amount of florets. Each floret is bright white edged in a mottled red and yellow stripe.

    Dahlias like Dahlia Sun and Ice are perfect for cutting. The flower heads are not too heavy so they’ll stay upright in a vase. The stems are nice and easy to cut. Plus, by cutting the flowers for indoors you are encouraging more growth on the dahlia plant. and you will be rewarded outside too! Try paring this bright flowers with a deeper colour dahlia to make the white pop out.

    Dahlias can be a very simple flower to grow and give you the most impressive results. They key things to remember are that they don’t like frost, they prefer the sun and the tubers drink a lot but don’t like sitting in water.

    Read more about growing dahlias >

    Many people prefer to start dahlias in pots in green houses whilst there is still a threat of frost. You can plant them from the pots or directly into the ground around April. Plant the dahlia tuber in rich and well draining soil. Around 15cm deep to help anchor it in the ground. Tall dahlias might need staking.

    Planting Dahlia Tubers

    Many people prefer to start dahlias in pots in green houses whilst there is still a threat of frost. You can plant them from the pots or directly into the ground around 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 until the first Winter frosts by watering regularly, and fertilising your dahlia every couple of weeks to encourage growth, with a general purpose liquid fertiliser 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

    Dahlia tubers 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 them 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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