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Watercolor Silks

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Border/Container Dahlias

Watercolor Silks

(Dahlia hortensis)
EXCLUSIVE - Bred in Holland, these lovely decorative dahlias offer 1 1/2 to 2 foot plants with fully double,...
(Dahlia hortensis)
EXCLUSIVE - Bred in Holland, these lovely decorative dahlias offer 1 1/2 to 2 foot plants with fully double, silky flowers in luminous watercolor shades of rosy coral, rich apricot, soft salmon, buttercream and glowing lilac. Their beautifully patterned petals and painterly colors make natural bouquets in the garden and for indoor bouquets. Perfect for large areas, borders or showy containers, these strong, long-lasting performers bloom from summer through fall. Plants produce tuberous roots just like those offered in nurseries.
Seed Count: Approx. 70 / Weight: 0.6 gms
$ 2.99

PERENNIAL GROWN AS ANNUAL

Frost tender

Summer/Fall Bloom

 

BEST TO START EARLY INDOORS

Sow seeds 2 inches apart in containers of seed starting mix, 4 to 6 weeks before last spring frost. Cover 1/2 inch deep, keep moist and warm and provide a strong light source until ready to plant outdoors. When weather is warm and settled, acclimate seedlings gradually to outdoor conditions. Plant 8 inches apart.

 

TO START DIRECTLY OUTDOORS

Wait until weather is warm and settled and night temperatures are above 50°F (10°C). Sow groups of 2 to 3 seeds 1/2 inch deep and 8 inches apart in well-worked, fertile soil. Cover lightly and keep soil moist but not soggy while awaiting germination. When well-established, thin carefully, leaving single seedlings 8 inches apart, so plants have room to grow and bloom. Keep well-weeded and evenly watered.

 

GROWING NOTES

Amend soil with compost or aged manure before planting in full sun. Feed plants monthly. Remove faded flowers to prolong bloom. These dahlias will produce little underground tubers after their first season of bloom; select your favorite blossom colors when in bloom, then multiply those plants by digging up the tubers in late fall to replant the next spring.

TO GROW IN CONTAINERS: Space seedlings 4 to 6 inches apart in containers that are at least 16 inches across and 16 inches tall.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

April - June
Full sun
1/2 inch
8 inches apart
7 - 14 days
1 to 1½ feet

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

April - June
Full sun
1/2 inch
8 inches apart
7 - 14 days
1 to 1½ feet

Plant In

April - June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

1/2 inch

Space Seeds

8 inches apart

Days to Germinate

7 - 14 days

Mature Height

1 to 1½ feet

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