Giant Mix | Dahlia Seed
$6.00 – $191.26 AUD excl gst
Large, radiant mix of colourful blooms
Dahlias are an easy and economical alternative to tubers. Seeds readily germinate, with quick growth. Blooms from mid-Jan through to the first hard frost. Giant Mix produces 75-125mm double, semidouble, and single blooms. Mix includes solid and bicolour blooms in shades of salmon, coral, white, light yellow, red and lavender. Days To Maturity: 75 – 90 Days. Ht. 1m-1.5m. Avg. 3,300 seeds/30g
Edible Flowers: Use the mild-flavoured, colourful flowers to garnish salads, desserts, and drinks. Edible tubers.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 3-5 days at 18-21°C
SOWING: Transplant (recommended) – Sow 4-5 weeks before last frost. Cover seed with growing medium and keep soil surface moist until emergence. When seedlings have true leaves, transplant into larger cell packs. To maintain healthy seedlings, do not allow plants to become root bound and do not disturb roots. Direct seed – After last frost when soil is 18–21°C, sow thinly, 2 seeds/30cm, 6mm deep. Cover lightly but firmly. Keep surface moist until emergence. Thin to 20-30cm after first true leaves appear.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
PLANT HEIGHT: 1m-1.5m.
PLANT SPACING: 20-30cm.
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Before blooms are completely open.
NOTE: Plants propagated from seeds will produce tubers that can be saved, stored and planted out the following spring. In the fall, after plants have died back but before the ground freezes, cut plants back to 5-10cm above the soil line and carefully dig tubers and remove excess soil. Let tubers cure for 1-3 days in warm location with some humidity, out of direct sunlight with ample air flow. Pack tubers in peat or vermiculite inside perforated plastic bags, boxes or crates.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Dahlia variabilis
Latin Name: Dahlia variabilis
Days To Maturity: 75 – 90 Days
Life Cycle: Annual
Hybrid Status: Open Pollinated
Product Features: Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets