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Redskin Mix Dahlia

The name Redskin derives from the plant's bronze-green foliage. 3-inch flowers on 20-inch plants bloom from mid-summer to fall. An excellent cutting flower in colors of white, apricot, yellow, pink, and red. Tubers can be dug in the fall for use the following year.

50 seeds

Redskin Mix Dahlia

 

PLANTING

Dahlia variables

Annual

Germination: 15-21 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65--70ºF

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and lightly cover the seed

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-10 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-70ºF soil temperatures. Transplant after the last frost date, 12-18” apart.

Sowing Outdoors: Direct sowing outdoors only in areas with a long growing season

Growth Habit: Upright

Height and Width:  18-20" by 12-18"

Spacing: 12-18"apart

Light Needs: Sun

Soil Needs: Average to fertile, well-drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: 80-90 Days

Uses:  Flower Beds, containers, cut flowers

Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before planting. During the heat of summer, they will need to be watered a few times a week. Apply a liquid fertilizer every 3-4 weeks or use a time-release fertilizer at planting time. Supply a support structure for Tall dahlias when they are blooming. Dig tubers in fall to store over winter for planting the following season.

 

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