Full 10″ blooms with superb form. This is a vigorous grower and we found this made a very good size large when grown 6 up. Too much restriction on the number of blooms grown will cause flowers to become a bit misshapen. 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 5-6 shoots to develop (5 if for exhibition). 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. Do not restrict too much by stripping out all side buds as this may lead to oversized blooms! 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. Raised by Gordon Hodgson.
|Classification:||Large Decorative Dahlia|
|Colour:||Primrose overlaid with pale pink|
|Awards:||Ron Nelson Memorial Trophy winner at Harrogate in 2011.|
Silver medal National Dahlia Society trials, Golden Acre Park, 2012.
|Flower Size:||200-250 mm|
|Stopping:||Early to mid June at 4 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
|Raiser:||Gordon Hodgson, UK|
|Other:||Do not restrict growth too much as blooms can easily become oversized.|