Magical red and white blooms a plenty.
Dalaya Dahlias are generous, compact plants with bicolour, semi double blooms. Perfect in pots or gardens, the strong stems do not require staking and the plants have impressively strong mildew resistance. Dalaya Dahlia flowers open early and bloom consistently throughout the season, offering tremendous value.
Like all Dahlias, they are great for picking, with the added benefit that they will then produce even more blooms.
Plant in a sunny spot, they need around six hours of sun a day to flower well and morning sun is best. Humus rich, moist, well drained soil is ideal. Keep the soil moist during active growth. Adding a slow release Tomato fertiliser and some Sulphate of Potash, in late spring/early summer will help keep them blooming at their best.
The tubers don’t really need to be lifted if the soil is well drained and you don’t live in an area where the soil will freeze. But they should be dug and divided every so often to maintain their vigour.
Summer to autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade