A very reliable pink medium decorative that can also be used on the show bench. Good sized blooms which are as weather resistant as any others in this section are produced on strong growing plants. When growing from young mini plants it is advisable to remove the growing tip once the plants are growing strongly and have produced 5-6 pairs of leaves. All the resultant flowering stems can then be allowed to develop, though to achieve bigger blooms the number of stems can be reduced to 6-8 and each stem lightly disbudded by removing 2 or 3 pairs of buds below the main terminal bud on each stem. Strong growing plants get up to 1.5 m so need secure staking and tying in. Regular removal of dead flowers will help provide a longer display.
|Classification:||Medium Decorative Dahlia|
|Suitable For:||Exhibition and Garden|
|Flower Size:||150 – 210 mm|
|Stopping:||Early to mid June at 5-6 pairs of leaves|
|Disbudding:||For exhibition the general rule is 1st 3-4 pairs of buds below the terminal bud should be removed|
|Planting Spacing:||For exhibition: 2 row bed. 60 x 60 cm apart with 1.2 m between beds.|
For garden: 50-60 cm between plants