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Dahlia Little Tiger

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Impressive, large flowers

These gorgeous red and white flowers are a great addition to a cottage garden at the front of a border or in a big container on the patio. Adds a tropical air to a hot border - flowers are seen for months from late summer until autumn.

Where?

Happy in sun or a partly shaded spot, away from cold winds. Great in a big container on the patio and a lovely flower for cutting.

How?

Dahlias grow from a storage organ called a tuber. In mild regions they may be left in the ground year round and generously mulched in autumn. Otherwise lift before the frosts and store in a cool, dry, dark place until spring. Add well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil when planting. Give the stems some support from twigs or canes as they grow.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available June - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering July - November
Evergreen No
Plant height 50 cm - 70 cm
Plant width 30 cm - 40 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten,Skin irritant
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 70 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H3

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Flower border and beds, Patio container, City garden

Typically available

From June to September