Dahlia Cactus

Mercator

  • 80-100cm

  • 5-10cm

  • Full Sun

1 $8.25 $8.25/bulb
3 $23.55 $7.85/bulb
5 $37.25 $7.45/bulb
10 $71.00 $7.10/bulb
Total Price $10.00
Dahlia Mercator - This stunning, very large cactus Dahlia looks a bit like a bunch of candy canes shooting out from the centre of the blooms. Thin red stripes appear on the long vanilla tubular petals.

- 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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