Kennemerland Dahlias are named after one of the most beautiful national parks in Holland.
This beauty has to do a lot to live up to its namesake, but this one metre stunner, when it’s covered in bright and cheerful cactus-style blooms, certainly does!.
The long petals have the typical cactus dahlia tubular spikes as a background to the tight centre ball of petals.
A fantastic cutflower variety.
- 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.