• Eventual height: 1.2m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

Dahlia 'Sweet Love'

decorative dahlia

1 × tuber £5.49
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  • Bulbs (only) £4.95

This bulb dies back after flowering each year and enters a period of rest ahead of regrowth the following season.

  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Moderately fertile, most but freely drained soil
  • Rate of growth: Average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: Half hardy (may need winter protection)

This tall, tuberous-rooted perennial boasts mid-green foliage and from mid-summer to the first frost, blooms with charming 10cm (4in) flowers. These ‘decorative’ group flowers present a captivating candy blush pink hue with cream centres and edges, creating a delightful display. Highly favoured among florists, 'Sweet Love' showcases rounded petals in soft pastel shades, ensuring a stunning and ethereal presence in gardens and floral arrangements alike. For optimal display, staking is recommended.

  • Garden care:
    Dahlia tubers can be planted outside after frost, or started off in pots under glass in late winter to early spring. Plant them horizontally approximately 12cm deep, making sure the ‘eyes’ are uppermost. Allow enough room between each tuber so the plants can grow and spread to their full size without being overcrowded. While in growth, provide a high-nitrogen liquid feed each week in June, then a high-potash fertiliser each week from July to September. Stake with canes or brushwood if it becomes necessary. In mild areas, leave them in situ over winter, but protect the crown with a generous layer of dry mulch. In colder areas, carefully lift and clean the tubers once the first frosts have blackened the foliage and allow them to dry naturally indoors. Then place the dry tubers in a shallow tray, just covered with slightly moist potting compost, sand or vermiculite and store in a frost-free place until planting out again.
    • Humans/Pets: Ornamental bulbs - not to be eaten
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