A compact bush that is engulfed by burgundy flowers for weeks on end. The blooms have a bright yellow centre.
Easy to grow, Bambino Dahlias have single to semi double blooms. They are bright and vibrant, just perfect for adding some easy colour to your garden. Bambino Dahlias do not require staking. They are both compact and bushy.
Bambino Dahlias are brilliant garden plants. They are long flowering, with lush foliage. The plants are easy to flower and care for and their compact form makes them perfect for beds and borders.
Bambino Dahlias take around 8 weeks from planting to flowering. Plant your Bambino Dahlias in a sunny spot, they need around six hours of sun a day to flower well. Morning sun is best. Bambino Dahlias are suitable for growing in both garden beds or large pots.
Plant Bambino Dahlias into humus rich, moist, well drained soil. We recommend digging a well rotted cow or sheep manure though the soil prior to planting. Plant the tuber around 10-cm deep. Allow for good air flow between the plants.
You don’t need to water Bambino Dahlias in, just keep them moist during active growth. Add a slow release Tomato fertiliser in early summer and some Sulphate of Potash, then mulch for best results.
Bambino Dahlia flowers are excellent for cutting, and last well in a vase. By cutting the flowers you will also encourage more blooms. When you cut the flowers, do it in the morning before the sun has a chance to wilt them. Cut the stems so there are at least two leaves, this prunes the plant back far enough to encourage more flowers and a bushy growth. Any flowers left on the plant should be removed as they brown in a similar method to encourage more blooms.
Bambino Dahlia tubers don’t really need to be lifted if the soil is well drained and you don’t live in areas where the soil will freeze. But they should be dug and divided every so often to keep them flowering at their best.
Dahlias were discovered in Mexico in the 1700’s. They were named after the Swedish botanist, Anders Dahl.
Summer to Autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade