Big Dahlia (Orange) - Plant

Dahlias are the rock stars of the garden world, loud, gaudy, unpretentious crowd pleaser.
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About Big Dahlia

Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico, Central America, and Colombia. A member of the Asteraceae or Compositae, dicotyledonous plants There is at least 36 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants.The origin of Dahlia is in Mexico.

It came in India around the year of 1860. At first, farming of Dahlia was rare, due to the problem of keeping the plant alive for next year. From the middle of twentieth century, farming of Dahlia advanced rapidly. As that time people discovered, by doing late cutting, it is possible to keep the plant alive throughout the year.

Now they are one of the major attraction in our annual garden, though they belong to a separate group (Bulb). There are many varieties available now, consists of the major groups, namely; pompon dahlia small and medium cactus dahlia small and medium decorative dahlia and large decorative dahlia. Dahlia flower comes in different colour and shapes. The size of the flowers varies from 2 inches to 10 inches in diameter.

The petals also vary from single to honeycomb type. Their sunlight requirement is very high. So plant it, where you can get sunlight throughout the day, or at least six hours in a day. With a multitude of different colours, shapes and sizes, Dahlias bring life and beauty to your landscape in late summer and into the fall months.

The diversity of the Dahlia allow you to use them in many different aspects of your landscape design, from low growing border plants to stately background plantings that may reach six feet in height! Dahlias make excellent cut flowers, which will typically last about a week in the house.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name big dahlia
Maximum Reachable Height 40cm-1.5m (16in-5ft)
Flower Colour Orange
Bloom Time Mid-summer to autumn
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care

  • There s no need to water the soil until the dahlia plants appear; in fact, over-watering can cause tubers to rot.
  • After dahlias are established, provide a deep watering 2 to 3 times a week for at least 30 minutes with a sprinkler (and more in dry, hot climates).
  • Like many large-flower hybrid plants, the big dahlias may need extra attention before or after rain, when open blooms tend to fill up with water or take a beating from the wind.
  • Bedding dahlias need no staking or disbudding; simply pinch out the growing point to encourage bushiness, and deadhead as the flowers fade. Pinch the center shoot just above the third set of leaves.
  • For the taller dahlias, insert stakes at planting time.
  • Moderately pinch, dis-branch, and disbud, and deadhead to produce a showy display for 3 months or more.
  • Dahlia foliage blackens with the first frost.
  • Dahlias are hearty to zone 8 and can be cut back and left in the ground to overwinter; cover with a deep, dry mulch. Elsewhere, the tuberous roots should be lifted and stored during the winter.
  • Big Dahlia care

    When & Where to Plant : For best results, dahlias should be planted from mid April through May for most areas. Ground temperature approx. 60 degrees. (exceptions will be hot climates). In general about the same time you would plant your vegetable garden. Dahlias need a sunny location to thrive. An area that receives at least 8 hours of direct sunlight is best. Less sun equals taller plants and less blooms. Exception for hot climates, they will need morning sunlight, afternoon shade.

    Sunlight Full sun
    Watering Most areas have enough rain to fill dahlia water needs until the sprouts appear above the ground. After dahlias are established, a deep watering 2-3 times a week for at least 30 minutes with a sprinkler, more required during warmer dryer weather. Hotter climates will need to water more often as conditions require. Proper watering promotes proper blooming.
    Soil Ground should be warm, well drained at planting, and in an open sunny location. If you have a heavier soil, add in sand, peat moss or bagged steer manure to lighten and loosen the soil texture for better drainage. Bone meal is ideal at planting time, put a small handful in the hole and work in well before planting tuber.
    PH level of your soil should be 6.5-7.0, slightly acidic. Lay the tuber horizontally 4-6 inch deep, about 18 to 24inch apart, and then cover with soil. DO NOT WATER TUBERS AFTER PLANTING!! Please wait to water until after the sprouts have appeared above the ground. The exception will be in hot climates, where they should be watered very lightly.
    Temperature If you plant your dahlias in the early spring, the cold soil hinders initial growth your soil needs to be warmer than 62 degrees Fahrenheit for tuber sprouting.
    Fertilizer Dahlias benefit from a low-nitrogen liquid fertilizer (similar to what you would use for vegetables) such as a 5-10-10 or 10-20-20. Fertilize after sprouting and then every 3 to 4 weeks from mid-summer until early Autumn. Do NOT over-fertilize, especially with nitrogen, or you risk small/no blooms, weak tubers, or rot.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can you plant Dahlia bulbs in pots?

    Yes, you can plant Dahlia bulb in pots.

    How big do Dahlia plants get?

    it will grow up to 4 to 5 feet tall

    What to do with Dahlia plants in the winter?

    Dahlias are tender annuals, but you can overwinter them pretty easily. In fall, after the first frost has blackened the foliage, cut off all but 2 to 4 inches of top growth, and carefully dig tubers without damaging them. Allow tubers to dry for a few days in a frost-free location, out of direct sunlight. Once dried, remove any excess soil, leaving 1 to 2 inches of stem. Store each clump of tubers in a ventilated box or basket. Fill the box with slightly moistened sand, peat moss or vermiculite and place it in a cool, dry location with temperatures that remain between 45 and 55 degrees F. Check tubers periodically through winter for rotting and drying out. If the tubers appear shriveled, mist them lightly with water. If any start to rot, trim the rotted portion of the clump so it won't spread. The tubers are fragile, so be careful when handling them.

    What do Dahlia plants look like?

    Flower forms are variable, with one head per stem; these can be as small as 5 cm (2 in) diameter or up to 30 cm (1 ft) ("dinner plate").

    How to plant Dahlia bulbs in pots?

    Select well-draining and nutrient-rich soil. You can grow them in the pot (5 inches) or directly in the soil. Select an appropriate location. Most flowering bulbs prefer full sun. Dig a hole up to 2-3 inch and Set the bulb in the hole pointy side up or the roots down. after planting backfill with soil over the hole, lightly compress the soil but do not pack it and water. There is no need to water continuously, water it when the soil feels dry to touch.

    Can Dahlias be planted in the ground?

    You can grow them in the ground (soil).

    Do Dahlia bulbs come back?

    Yes, Dahlia bulbs come back

    Why is my Dahlia plant dying?

    Improper Watering Poor watering habits may also lead to the wilting of dahlia plants. ... However, avoid pressing the mulch against the plant stems. While over-watering dahlias encourages fungal disease that leads to wilt, under-watering starves the plant, causing it to wilt, lose color and drop its leaves

    Where do you plant Dahlias?

    You can plant Dahlia outdoor where direct bright light is available.

    When to plant Dahlia seeds?

    You can plant Dahlia seeds in the winter season.

    How to plant Dahlia tubers in the ground?

    Select well-draining and nutrient-rich soil. Select an appropriate location. Most flowering bulbs prefer full sun. Dig a hole up to 2-3 inch and Set the bulb in the hole pointy side up or the roots down. after planting backfill with soil over the hole, lightly compress the soil but do not pack it and water. There is no need to water continuously, water it when the soil feels dry to touch.

    When to plant Dahlia tubers in pots?

    You can plant Dahlia tubers in pots in winter season

    Can Dahlias be planted in the fall?

    No, Dahlias cannot be planted in the fall

    Which direction to plant Dahlia bulbs?

    Set the bulb in the hole pointy side up or the roots down.

    Can Dahlias be planted in shade?

    It will grow in shade but not bloom profusely.

    Why is my Dahlia wilting?

    Poor watering habits may also lead to the wilting of dahlia plants. ... However, avoid pressing the mulch against the plant stems. While over-watering dahlias encourages fungal disease that leads to wilt, under-watering starves the plant, causing it to wilt, lose color and drop its leaves.

    Are Dahlia perennial?

    Dahlias are considered “tender perennials”, plants that return year after year when the growing conditions are favorable.

    How tall are Dahlia plants?

    it will grow up to 4 to 5 feet tall

    Do Dahlia plants spread?

    Yes, Dahlia plants spread

    How long do Dahlia plants last?

    With a blossoming season that can last as long as 4 months

    Can Dahlias be planted in july?

    Dahlias can be planted in winter season



    Reviews

    Saturday, 08 February 2020

    Hope many more to purchase and recommend to buy from this seller without giving room second thought

    Dhiraj Gome

    Tuesday, 26 November 2019

    Just too beautiful! Plant is very positive and green...Feeling so good

    Ashish Bhujbal

    Monday, 25 November 2019

    Great plant for a green gift

    Vinay Krishnan
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