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Dahlia 'Akita'

Half-hardy Tuber

What is Half-Hardy Tuber?
Plant that grows from an underground storage organ. Generally supplied in a
dormant condition with no top growth. Can be grown outdoors
but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.

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Adds a bright splash of colour to patio pots

Ideal cut flower

Burnt orange petals with red and yellow highlights

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Height Up to 100cm (39.4in)
Spread Up to 50cm (19.7in)

Half-hardy Tuber

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Description

Burnt orange petals with red and yellow highlights form the large blooms of fiery Dahlia 'Akita'. The long lasting flowers of this decorative variety stand tall on sturdy stems throughout summer and continue well into autumn. Growing to a manageable height of 1 metre, this dahlia is ideal to fill throughout sunny borders or add a bright splash of warm colour to patio pots. You can even cut some for an exotic looking flower arrangement indoors. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 50cm (20").


Culinary note: All dahlia flowers and tubers are edible. The flavours and textures can vary greatly depending on the soil and conditions in which they were grown. Flavours range from water chestnut through to a spicy apple or even carrot. For more details about edible flowers click here.


1 dahlia tuber (KB4023)

How to Grow
Plant Dahlia tubers outdoors in April after all risk of frost has passed. Choose a sunny position in moist well drained soil. Prepare the soil by digging in plenty of well rotted manure or compost. Plant tubers at a depth of 15cm (6") and water well. Alternatively, start tubers into growth in pots of compost in a frost free greenhouse. Transplant them into their final positions outdoors in June.
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Feed and water dahlias regularly throughout the growing season. While dahlia plants are still young, pinch out the growing tip of each stem to encourage bushier growth and masses of flowers. Deadhead faded dahlia flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced. Bedding dahlia are generally grown as annuals, however dahlia tubers may be lifted in autumn and stored over winter in trays of peat or sand, in a cool but frost free position if required. They can be potted up the following spring.
Delivery

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