approx. 130 s/g.
Perennial. Dahlias are straightforward to grow from seed. They will flower twelve weeks from sowing until first frosts. Superb as a cut flower and excellent for creating a statement in displays and herbaceous borders. They are particularly useful for filling in gaps that appear as other plants go to seed. Seed-raised Dahlias flower well especially towards the autumn. They are generally treated as annuals though they produce a tuber to survive the winter, which can be dug up, stored and replanted the following year.
A nicely balanced mix with a wide range of colours. Flowers are Cactus type, but variable. Expect plants to flowers 3 to 4 months from sowing.
Sow seed 2 cm deep thinning or transplanting 30 cm apart or as required. Best sown in spring, expecting germination in around 10 days at 18 deg. C. soil temperature. The best tubers can be regrown next season. Plants around 1 metre tall.