A vigorous variety that requires good support. One of the darkest dahlias we have in our list being a rich crimson purple with almost black shading. It is also one of the oldest varieties we have first appearing in our catalogue in the late 1940’s. For the best size flowers remove the growing point when 4-5 pairs of leaves have developed and thin resulting side shoots down to allow only 3-4 shoots to develop. Once the terminal bud has developed and is about the size of a 10p piece 3 pairs of the side buds can be removed to further maximise flower size. If you are growing solely for garden display, then all flowers can be allowed to develop but resulting flowers will be smaller. Dead head regularly.
|Classification:||Unclassified Giant Decorative Dahlia|
|Flower Size:||250 – 380 mm|
|Stopping:||Early to mid June at 4 pairs of leaves|
|Disbudding:||Remove the 3-4 pairs of buds below the terminal bud to get bigger flowers.|
|Planting Spacing:||Garden: 50-60cm between plants staking well|