A classic seed raise dahlia mix, the plants are bushy and free flowering with semi-double blooms in a wide range of bright clear colours with some bi-colours.
Very reliable and good for cut flowers too.
Flowers: July - October
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How to Guide
Almost fill a seed tray with moist seed compost. Sow seeds thinly over the surface, and lightly cover them with a little more compost. Place in warmth 15-20C (60-70F), and keep moist.
Sowing Distance30cm / 12in
Potting on/Thining Out
Keep seedlings in a light position, but shade from bright sun. When large enough to handle transplant 5cm (2in) apart into trays of potting compost.
Hardening Off/Planting Out
Gradually accustom plants to outside conditions for 2-3 weeks before planting out when danger of frost has passed. Allow 45cm (18in) between plants.
Young dahlias are very susceptible to frost damage, so do not be tempted to plant out too early!