Dahlia Cactus

Apache Red

*Available August through to December*
  • 80-90cm

  • 5-10cm

  • Full Sun

The Multi award winning Apache Dahlia with it's profuse bright red, fringed blooms, add a touch of elegance to the garden.

Apache Dahlias flower prolifically through the summer, on strong, tall stems - this is a great cutflower, and stands up to wind and rain very well.

Bloom size of 10-15cm wide.

 

Apache Cactus Dahlia’s are well valued for their large spiky florets. Flowering up to 120 cm tall they are very easy to grow and provide a rewarding display with very little effort. Plant the tubers with the main growing tips just below the surface of the soil. 

- The best time to plant Dahlias here in NZ is September or October, but can be planted anytime from mid August through to late December.

- Dahlias love sun ,so choose a nice sunny spot in your garden. Ideally a spot that gets at least 4 hours of full sun a day.

- Dahlias will grow in almost any soil, but prefer well drained loamy soil conditions.

- Prepare the ground a few weeks before planting by digging over the soil thoroughly and adding a little well rotted compost and an application of general fertiliser.

- Before planting the tubers, apply stakes (for larger varieties) staking after planting damages roots and tubers.

- Plant your Dahlia tubers about 5-10cm deep and about 50cm apart with the eye facing upwards. Water well and keep moist being careful not to over-water.

For a full overview of how to plant Dahlias visit our Gardeners Guide.

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