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Showpiece Mixture Dahlia

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A dahlia from seed that rivals plants started from rhizomes. Showpiece is appropriately named, having won numerous awards in the U.S., U.K., and Australia. The 4-foot plants with very sturdy stems carry 3 to 4 inch double blooms in bright shades of gold, crimson, purple, apricot, and numerous variations in the pink-red spectrum.

10 seeds

 

 

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, 24-36” apart.

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

Growth Habit:Upright

Height and Width: 36-48" by 24-36"

Spacing: 24-36" 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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    GW
    04/15/2018
    Gail W.
    United States

    ok

    great late summer flower, but only some came up --seeds bought from different sellers came up better