Akita is a wonderful new decorative dahlia with flower heads of brownish orange. Dahlias can be started off indoors during January to March. Alternatively they can be planted outdoors in the garden or containers in late March when the fear of frost has passed. To store until then, keep in a cool, dry and frost free location. Protect young shoots from slugs and snails and keep well fed during the growing season.
Tip: Remove deadheads to encourage continued growth during the season.
Aspect: Semi shade to full sun, better in the warmer parts of the garden.
Soil type; most soils that are free draining and not freshly manured.