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Dahlia Roxy

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Shocking magenta coloured flowers

A strikingly beautiful dahlia with dark leaves and single flowers of vivid magenta-pink, its great value too, flowering over a long period from mid summer until the first frosts of autumn. A great cut flower.

Where?

A sun lover which looks great in a bed, mixed border or large container.

How?

Happiest in rich, fertile well-drained soil and give plenty of water and regular feeding through the summer. Enrich the soil with organic matter before planting - home made garden compost or well rotted manure is fine. Use a good quality potting compost for container growing.

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.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available June - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering June - November
Evergreen No
Plant height 65 cm - 70 cm
Plant width 40 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 70 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H3

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
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 Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From June to September