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Dahlia Dinner Plate - White Perfection - 1 bulb p-pack

by Hadeco
SKU 6056510100P
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Delivery from: October to December

White Perfection dinnerplate dahlia provides sparkling white blooms. Grown with expertise, these bulbs are set to succeed in your garden and add unmatched beauty with their unmissable flowers. 

Fun fact: the petals are edible and can be used in salads for decoration.

There are about 30 species that originated in Mexico, America and Colombia. 

Family: Asteraceae 
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Planting time: October – December 
Flowering time: December - May
Dormant: May – August
Lifting time: July
Type: tuberous root
Mature height: 20-180cm
Planting depth: 8cm deep. Do not separate the tubers and roots from the clump. 
Plant spacing: 15-40cm apart
Watering: Every 3-4 days when planted in the ground for 10 minutes

Position and soil
Dahlia requires a well-draining soil, if your gardens soil has too much clay then add some sand and compost to improve its quality. You can apply mulch to the top of the soil to keep the moisture in. The plant prefers heat and enjoys being in the full sun. They can endure shade during midday which will decrease their need for water. 
When planting, ensure the tubers are pointed down. 

Further Care
The plant will do well with a regular feeding of Hadeco Bulb Food.
You might need to provide some of the taller varieties with a stake if they look like they are going to fall over. We recommend that you prune the plants back every now and again as this will promote further growth. You can maximize the size of the flower by reducing the size of the two buds next to it – allowing the central one to grow alone.
If you notice deformed/stunted growth or mottled foliage, the plant has been infected and should be discarded as soon as possible. As the season ends, the leaves of the plant may turn yellow, you can cut and break these leaves away.  If you would like to lift them, do it in July. Cut the stem roughly 5cm above the ground. You can then lift the tuberous root. If they were well fed, there should be an increase in the size and quantity of tubers around the crown. Do not wet the roots during this time.

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Henning Oosthuyzen
Service and delivery

The service and delivery was done very well and satisfactory. The quality of the last delivery was exceptional, however, the quality of some of the bulbs delivered during the first batch, did not meet with my satisfaction.

Hi Henning, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on your experience.

The first batch of dahlia were from our imported range. The tubers have been grown in the Northern hemisphere’s previous summer season and have had a lengthy storage period. The storage has been done in ideal conditions by the best growers in Holland. The tubers natural response during their dormancy is to use the moisture they have stored in their tubers and this can seem like they have dried out. As soon as they are replanted, the will sink their roots into the soil and swell up again.

We have always preferred to supply only locally produced fresh dahlia, but there are many gardeners who have asked for this option. A consequence of using dahlia imported from the northern hemisphere is an unavoidable desiccation to the planting material. To receive dahlias that are full of moisture and look nice and plump, you’ll need to purchase the locally grown dahlia whose dormancy has been much shorter.

Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions and thank you for your support!

Jarred at Hadeco