Mary Evelyn is a collarette dahlia, these dahlias are distinctive because they are a single dahlia but with a difference. The central disc is encircled by a ‘collar’ of small florets. This is a superb variety with deep dark red petals and a white/violet ruffle. Dahlias can be started off in pots in the greenhouse from January to march or alternatively planted direct into the garden when the fear of frosts have passed.
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Tip: Store in a cool, dry and frost free location if planting later in the garden.
Aspect: Semi shade to full sun, better in the warmer parts of the garden.
Soil type: Happy in all types of soil that are free draining.