Dwarf Dahlia Lubega 'Special White Red'
Double blooms with a handsome blend of white and red. These early season, dwarf Lubega Dahlias are real pocket rockets. You can squeeze more colour into the garden as a filler, or add lasting, potted colour to the patio. They can flower for up to five months, are naturally self branching and don’t need pinching and they don’t stretch, remaining lovely and bushy. What more could you ask for?
Though the plant is petite, the flowers are a full sized. The compact growth has superior branching and the blooms abundant. They all flower at the same time which enables you to mix and match colours to your specifications. In pots a 20cm size will be filled to overflowing. As seen at KaBloom Festival of Flowers this year, we filled our paddocks and gardens with these stunning bloomers and they were hugely popular with visitors.
Plant Dahlias into moist, humus rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot, they need at least six hours to flower well and will flourish with plenty of light. In pots use a good quality potting mix and ensure there is adequate drainage holes. In pots you will need to ensure you water well once they are up and growing, if they dry out they will sulk and you won’t get a good display. You will also need to add fertiliser regularly to the container, as per the directions on the pack.
Dahlias have big blooms for a long period so fertiliser is important, a tomato fertiliser is a good choice. The addition of Sulphate of Potash, will encourage strong blooms and general plant health.
Remove spent flowers to keep the plants looking good and encourage more blooms. The flowers will last well in a vase, but the stems are shorter than standard Dahlias, as they sit just to the edge of the foliage.
Lubega XL are the biggest, growing 40-50cm with large, double flowers and excellent basal branching, they make beautiful features in large pots. Lubega Power are vigorous and well branched with strong, upright growth, the double flowers are big and dense. Lubega Special are bicolour, double varieties and the robust plants are a little more upright.
Supplied as: Pots
Size: 10 cm
Dahlia x hortensis
Late spring to Summer
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade