Good luck trying to tear your eyes away from this stunner! Dahlia Dutch Explosion's profusion of crisp white petals tipped with bright pinky purple is a real show stopper.
These fully double 10-15cm wide flowers sit proudly on lovely strong stems - an ideal cut-flower variety.
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. Firm the soil around the tubers, being careful not to damage them.
Some taller varieties may need staking and an occasional spray with a fungicide is beneficial to control powdery mildew. To prolong the flowering, pluck off old flowers. This encourages further flowering