Dahlia Milly

£5.00£7.50

Unclassified Large/Giant Decorative. White with occasional overlaid pink. 1.2 m. Suitable for exhibition or garden use.

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Price per plant with Quantity Discount
1-2 £5.00
3-4 £4.85
5-9 £4.70
10+ £4.55
Price per plant with Quantity Discount
1-2 £7.50
3-4 £7.35
5-9 £7.20
10+ £7.05

Description

New for 2020

A new Large, possibly Giant Decorative raised by Mr A. T. Hayes, from Kenilworth. White blooms, occasionally overlaid with a lavender flush, sit proudly on top of strong stems. We grew this with a mid-June stop allowing 4-6 flowering stems per plant with the blooms getting right up to the large rings for showing and more often then not just over. I showed it as a giant where it was on the smaller side in comparison with most but the form makes up for the lack in size. It was planted and grown at the NDS Exhibition Trials at Golden Acre Park in 2019 where it received the People’s Choice Award.

When growing from young mini plants it is advisable to “stop” the strongly growing plants by cutting back to leave 2-3 pairs of leaves. This will encourage the plants to produce flowering stems (or laterals) which can then be restricted to allow 3-6 stems to develop with the lower number producing bigger flowers. When the flower buds appears we would advise removing 4-5 pairs of buds from below the terminal bud on each stem. This will help maximise the flower size. Lighter disbudding will give you more flowers but they will be smaller. Milly is a strong but compact growing variety that will get up to approx. 1.1-1.2 m and will need secure staking and tying in. Regular removal of dead flowers will help provide a longer display. This should make a good all round variety having better weather resistance than some other large flowered varieties.

Variety:Milly
Classification:Unclassified-Large or Giant Decorative Dahlia
Colour:White, occasionally overlaid pink, especially undercover.
Suitable For:Exhibition or Garden
Awards:People’s Choice Award. NDS Exhibition trials 2019
Height:1.1-1.2 m
Flower Size:200-300mm
Stopping: Early to mid June at 5-6  pairs of leaves taking back to leave 2-3 pairs.
Disbudding:For exhibition the general rule is 1st 4-5 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

Introduced:2020
Raiser:Mr A T Hayes, UK
Other:

Dahlia Mini Plants – Available from 23rd March 2019 until the end of May 

These are strong rooted cuttings for those customers who have the facilities for potting up and growing on under glass, minimum 10°C (50ºF). We will make every effort to supply during the week requested but due to us taking cuttings to order, orders must be in the office at least FIVE WEEKS BEFORE required date for delivery, this may be longer in times of high demand. Orders for other than our special collections must be received before 17th April. Beyond this date any orders received will be accepted on a ‘Substitutes Acceptable’ basis.

Garden Ready Dahlias – Available for a 2 week period commencing 1st June ONLY

For delivery to mainland UK only. These are grown in a 7cm “paper” pot and are “garden ready”. They can safely be planted straight out into the garden after a couple of days acclimatising, as long as all risk of frost is over. Due to the plants being grown to order please make sure orders for named varieties are with us by 17th April. Beyond this date any orders received will be accepted on a ‘Substitutes Acceptable’ basis.

Dahlia Mini Plants – £6.95 Available from 23rd March  until the end of May 

Garden Ready Dahlias – £8.95 Available for a 2 week period commencing 1st June  ONLY

Chrysanthemum Cuttings – £6.95 Available from 10th February until Mid May

Sent FIRST CLASS POST to all UK destinations. This applies regardless of the number of plants ordered.

Please note we are unable to package Dahlia Tubers or Garden Ready Dahlias with either Dahlia Mini Plants or Chrysanthemums. If separate deliveries are required then additional carriage and packing will need to be applied to the order.

All orders can be collected from the nursery in which case no carriage fee will be charged.

If you choose to collect your Plants/Tubers from either Halls of Heddon, or The Nursery Ovington (please specify) we will contact you to advise the order is ready for collection. We will make every effort to supply during the week requested but please be aware that delays may occur, so wait for us to contact you