This is a fantastic collection of Red and White flowering bulbs that will compliment each other when planted. Attractive to a wide range of insects which include bees and all types of butterflies. This collection for bees and butterflies has been specifically chosen by us to give colour all summer long. The flowers work together and will provide a rich food source for pollinating insects. This collection is Ideal as a self purchase or even as a gift as the red and white flowering bulbs will stand out in any garden.
Collection contents 30 bulbs
1 Dahlia Wittemans Best
1 Dahlia Duet
16 Gladioli Traderhorn
12 Fressia White
Planting Outdoors. Cultivate soils to a depth of 15cms and add grit if drainage is a problem. Dahlias are not frost hardy and therefore should either be started off indoors or in a greenhouse and not planted out until late April/ May or early June depending on your location in the country. In some very mild south coastal locations this date can be brought forward by several weeks. The tubers can be lifted in the late autumn and stored in a frost-free place over winter. Alternatively if your soils are free draining they can be left over winter as long as they are well mulched.
Liatris and are winter hardy and can be left outside all year long and will flower again the following summer. Follow the planting instructions below for the best results
Fressia like the warmer parts of the garden.
Remember to feed the dahlias when they are growing with bone meal or similar
Dahlias will need to be protected if over wintering in the garden.
Freesias need a good period of warmth so plant in the warmest parts of the garden
Flowering height: Dahlia Wittemans Best 40″ (100cm) Top mix dahlia Pink 32″ (80cm), Gladioli 40″ (100cm), Fressia 12″ (30cm)
Flowering Period: Summer to first frosts
Soil type: Free draining soils. In heavier soils add humus and or grit to help drainage
Aspect: semi to full sun.
Planting Depth. Dahlias so top of tuber is 5cms below the soil surface,
Gladioli 10-15cms deep,
Fressia 8cms deep into warm soils