Dahlia Pompone Double Seeds
Info: The Dahlia Pompone Double is a beautiful mixture of tall dahlias with beautiful globular shaped pompon flowers in all colours. The plants produce a multitude of the pretty flower balls and these are a real eye-catcher in the bed and the vase during the summer months.
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.
|from march indoors
|sunny, well-drained, nutrient rich soil
|July - October
|perennial, not winter-hardy