Dahlia's are tuberous perennials that are considered half hardy and may need lifting, planting in a sheltered location and/or mulching in order to over-winter successfully. Their long flowering period (generally July till the first frost) and the generosity of flowers has made them worth the effort to gardeners for centuries.
Dahlia 'Honka red' is a tuberous perennial with green pinnate leaves and red single flowers that look like children's sand windmills, it flowers so profusely it can be a struggle to keep up with the dead heading at times! not a bad complaint to make about a plant really. sturdy stems with the flowers well held above the foliage. great for the cottage garden but they do not last well when cut.
Full sun to light shade.
Any soil type.
Pot tubers in spring, then plant out once risk of first frost is passed.
Height: 1m (approx)
Spread: 0.5m (approx)
This plant is sold as a tuber. Please note, unless otherwise requested, tubers will be sent out in early March. We do not provide a precise delivery date, but you will be contact on dispatch.