Dahlia Cactus Mixed Seeds
Info: Dahlia Cactus Mixed is a beautiful mixture of half-high dahlias with gorgeous cactus blossoms. The flowers are not filled, but with splendid different colours from yellow to red. The perennials only reach a height of about 50-60 cm and are a real eye-catcher, either in the pot on the balcony or terrace, or in the garden. With good care, the flowering season can extend from June until the first frost.
Sowing & Cultivation: Sow from the beginning of March in pre-culture (not earlier, as otherwise the seedlings get too little light and etiolate). Sowing depth approx. 0.5 cm in fine compost, preferably in individual pots. Keep soil damp but not wet. So that the young plants grow bushy, the main sprout can be cut. After a short time, the plant sprouts there with twice or even four times the number of shoots. From mid-May, you can gradually acclimatise the plants to outdoor conditions before planting out after all risk of frost. Bed distance approx. 40 cm. Dahlias prefer good moisture retentive soil and full sun.
Growing dahlias from seeds is a good alternative for all those who do not have a suitable place to hibernate the tubers.
|Botanical name||Dahlia variabilis|
|Sowing||from march indoors|
|Location||sunny, well-drained, nutrient rich soil|
|Blooming||July - October|
|Lifespan||perennial, not winter-hardy|