Cactus Dahlia (Dahlia x cultorum cacti mix) 40 seeds (#1670)
About the product
Amazing mixture with full inflorescences in wide color range.
A perennial in warm areas, it is often grown as a half hardy annual in temperate areas.
Mix of colorful flowers from July to October.
An easily grown plant so long as the soil does not dry out.
It requires a deep rich soil and a sunny position, disliking shade.
The growing plant is very frost-tender, though the tubers are somewhat hardier tolerating temperatures down to about -5C. However, these tubers are not reliably hardy if left in the ground over winter in Britain. They are best harvested after the foliage is killed off by frost and then stored in a cool but frost-free place over the winter, planting out in April/May.
Approximately 40 seeds in 0.5g packet.
Genus - Dahlia
Species - x cultorum
Variety - cacti mix
Common name - Cactus Dahlia
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 11
Height - 1 m
Spread - 0,50 m
Plant type - Perennial Flower
Exposure - Full Sun, partial sun
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acid, neutral and basic (alkaline)
Soil type - High fertile, moist
Water requirements - High
Landscape uses - Figaro dahlias bloom from early summer until frost and are excellent in beds, borders or containers.
Bloom season - July - October
Leaf / Flower color - Dark-green / Yellow, red, rose, violet, orange and white
Sow indoors from February to May in trays of seed compost.
Sow thinly, cover with 5 mm of compost, firm gently and keep moist.
Cover with glass, polythene or propagator lid.
Keep at +15-+20C. Germination within 14-28 days.
Remove the cover then seedlings appear. Transplant singly into pots when large enough.