Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Dhalia..... Hopefully cut flower arrangements!

Dahlia 'Unwin Mix' Half-hardy Tuber
Ideal For: cut flower garden, exotic garden, patio
Flowering Period: July, August, September, October
Position: full sun
Hardiness: Half-hardy
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This neat compact mix requires no staking - perfect for the middle of borders where accessibility is limited. Dahlia ‘Unwin Mixed’ brings together a vibrant range of colours, from reds and pinks to orange and yellow for an explosion of long lasting colour. Enjoy their vibrant display from midsummer right through to autumn. These lovely semi dwarf dahlias make fabulous cut flowers too. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").

Dahlia (Dahlia Variabilis Unwin Bedding Mix) - This Unwin Bedding mix, easily establishes from Dahlia flower seeds and produces gorgeous shades of bronze, salmon, apricot, orange, scarlet, crimson, yellow and lavender. The flowers add a lovely spot of color in the summer garden. They are very heat resistant and are excellent for bedding plants and make lovely, long lasting cut flowers. The Unwin variety produces a compact, smaller plant and require no staking. Petals surround a small golden yellow center disc. They typically grow only 24 inches tall.

Well-draining, rich and fertile soil that is slightly acidic is a must for growing Dahlias. Sow the flower seeds indoors 4 - 6 weeks before the last frost. Lightly cover the seed with soil or peat moss only the thickness of the seed itself. Transplant seedlings outdoors after danger of frost has passed. Dahlia care includes deadheading spent blooms to ensure a continuous supply of fresh flowers.

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