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.
This is reputedly a cross between a Dahlia and a Chocolate scented cosmos. The single flowers are a dark red in colour and are held above attractive foliage on slender red stems. The flowers do really have a slight scent of chocolate!! Great for pollinators.
Full sun to light shade.
Any soil type.
Pot tubers in spring, then plant out once risk of first frost is passed.
Height: 1.2m (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.