- Long flowering season
- Look great in vases and containers
- Reaches an impressive 90cm (3ft)
Take advantage of the rich red-wine colour of dahlia Red Runner flowers for your garden or allotment. Your plants give off a generous number of flowers with attractive and neatly-placed petals starting from July and lasting to the first frosts in autumn or winter. The reds will wow you with tropical-like flowers like cannas and leaves from banana plants.
Plant dahlia Red Runner as a centrepiece flower in the middle of your flower beds. Attaining a height of 90cm (3ft) Red Runner is the ideal summer bulb variety to complement flowers growing to a similar height like roses and tall ornamental grasses.
You can plant your tuber in the centre of a container as an alternative to in your bed. Dahlia Red Runner becomes a striking focal plant surrounded by shorter grasses and bedding flowers including deep red petunias, busy Lizzies and patio sunflowers.
When you receive your bulb-like tuber, plant straight away in a pot filled with a specially-formulated bulb compost like Dalefoot Wool Compost for Bulbs. If you plan to plant in a bed, just add a spadeful or two per square metre of the Wool Compost into the top layer of the existing soil.
If you can’t plant the tuber straight away leave it somewhere cool, dark and airy like an unheated shed. Look to planting your bulb within five to seven days.
If you fancy bringing some outdoors in, cut the stems off some of your plants for vase displays in your home. Use a good sharp pair of secateurs and enjoy a little floristry without breaking the bank.
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