Dahlia Ambition

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Ambition produces flowers that are deep purple which get darker in the centre

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Description

Dahlia Cactus spider Ambition is a superb dahlia with lovely spikey looking flower. They make a fantastic display in containers or in borders and Dahlia Cactus spider Ambition produces flowers that are deep purple which get darker in the centre

Cultivation instruction

Dahlias are best started off indoors from January to March as they are sensitive to frosts. Plant in a mix of multi-purpose compost, sand and grit as this will provide drainage for the tuber. Protect young shoots from snails and slugs and when the fear of frosts has passed the tuber can be re-planted outside or the container positioned outdoors.

Plant outside from Late March on wards, when the signs of frost have passed the dahlia tuber can be planted outside. Plant tubers into well prepared soils in late March to April. Cultivate to a depth of 20cms to allow good root development. Plant tubers in fertile soils with 5cms of soil above the top of the tuber. Protect early growth from slugs and snails and remove dead heads during the flowering season to get the best from them.  Regularly feed during the growing season with foods such as are well rotted manures, tomato feed and bone meal for continued flowering.

Care Tips:

For further growing instructions visit tims tips/dahlias on you tube

Our tip: Ideal to grow with companion plants such as trumpet lilies or oriental lilies or many types of shrubs.

Growing information

Flowering Height: 40-44″ (100-110 cm)

Flowering period: July to first frosts

Soil type: Free draining humus rich soils

Aspect: Semi shade to full sun

Scented: N/A

Planting distance: 1m between dahlia plants

Planting depth: A depth of 5cms above the top of the tuber.

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