Dahlia Pompon mixed - 130 seeds (Dahlia variabilis)

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They are easy-to-grow and so versatile in the landscape. This Dahlia variety with small double flowered pompon flowers. The bright color mix is an asset to the border where they will create an outstanding focal point. The flowers are ideal for cutting as well. A single plant, grown from Dahlia flower seed, will produce plenty of flowers for many bouquets. It's a classic cut flower with tubular looking petals which makes a beautiful filler around shrubs. The individual blooms may be small, but they are perfectly formed and are produced in abundance. These balls of color are simply superb for cutting for their perfect form can be really appreciated in a vase.

SOWING:

Sow in Spring (March - June)

Fill cells or pots with a free-draining, seed sowing compost, and stand in water so that the compost is thoroughly damp, then allow to drain. 

Sow the seeds onto the surface of the compost and cover with soil. Cover the trays with clear or milky polythene to maintain humidity, until the first seedlings are visible. Keep moist at all times. 

As soon as the plants are large enough to handle (approx. 3 weeks), prick out into 7cm (3in) pots to grow on at 15 to 18°C (59 to 65°F). Harden off and plant outdoors 30 to 45cm (12 to 18in) apart in soil with a good nutrient content. 

Take prevention against slugs – they love Dahlia seedlings!

Germination within 7-21 days at 18 to 20°C (65 to 68°F)

Cannot grow in the shade, prefers moist soil.


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Data sheet

Color
Mixed
Height
Up to 120cm (48in)
Moisture
Medium
Ideal for
Beds & borders
Bee & Butterfly garden
Cut flowers
Pots & containers
Sunlight
Full sun
Scented
Unscented
Sowing month
April
March