Dahlia Dwarf Patio Mignon Seeds
Info: Dahlia Dwarf Patio Mignon is an enchanting mix of dwarf `bedding dahlias` with single or semi-double flowers with bright yellow centres, in striking colours and with rich, bright green foliage. Plants are only about 40 to 50 cm tall or less with 7-10 cm flowers which are produced throughout the summer. Each clump blooms with up to 40 long-lasting flowers. Just the right size for beds and borders, window boxes and patio containers. A half-hardy annual.
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 - Ocotber|
|Lifespan||perennial, not winter-hardy|