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Dahlia Assorted 180MM

Dahlia ‘Assorted’ – 180MM

(Not currently available to be ordered)

I am Dahlia Assorted. My family originated from Central America

Botanic Name: Dahlia sp. ‘Assorted’

Bushy – Long flowering

Long flowering I provide a colourful display with magnificent blooms through spring and summer.
I will perform at my best in full sun or slightly shaded position with a well-drained soil. I dislike damp or constantly wet soils.
I die off during the winter but will regrow from my tubers when the weather warms in the spring.
My round blooms come in a whole rainbow of colours and vary in size from about 50mmm to a huge 200mm.
I am just as happy growing in a pot as I am garden planted.
In damper soils I benefit from having my bulbs lifted and stored while I am dormant and replanted at the beginning of spring.

Full Sun to Part Shade (4+ hours of direct sun)
Height: 1m Width: 0.8m
I am drought tolerant once established but appreciate occasional deep waterings during dry periods
Accent Plant
I perform well in most soils but do best in those that are fertile and free draining
I am popular and will make you happy because…
My flashy generous blooms bring colour to the garden making me a great accent plant
Flowering in spring and summer I am an excellent cut flower
Adaptable I am just as happy growing in a pot as I am planted out in the garden

    Plant me:

  • in pots and other containers
  • in garden beds and general landscaping
  • to be cut flowers to be enjoyed indoors

Tips for success…

I die back in the winter and regrow in spring. A tip prune in spring will encourage a bushy form
Plant me 50cm apart
100% Recyclable Pot and Label
Most pots and labels made from 100% recycled polypropylene

Plant family: Asteraceae
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What is the Small Spaces™ Collection

No matter how Narrow & Small your modern urban space is, you can create a lush & colourful garden or courtyard.

Combine the habits of Upright, Mounding & Trailing for easy colourful arrangements in pots, containers or garden beds.

Available in 140mm, 180mm and 200mm pots

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Upright - Mounding - Trailing

A simple recipe to create professional-looking plants and garden designs

By having the plants divided in the three types, Upright, Mounding or Trailing, we remove the intimidation factor to create your own gardening designs.


Upright plants

Also called thrillers, are the big, bold focal point, the centerpiece plant for your design. This plant provides an eye-catching vertical element.

You first select your Upright plant, which usually will be the tallest plants, and the starting point of your design.
Then, when is time to plant, the Upright plant goes in the center if your pot that will be viewed from all sides.
You planted in the back of a pot, or the back of a garden bed, depending on your focal point.

A great upright choice is tall ornamental grasses such as purple fountain grass or liriopes. You can find them under our Mighty Tuff® collection. Or you can use anigozanthos from our Nature's Nectar®.
Small Spaces offers a collection of flowering plants ideal to use as thrillers, such are Cannas, Alstroemerias, Mandevilleas or you can even use some dwarf pittosporums


Mounding plants

Also called fillers, are mid-size, mounding, or rounded plants that surround and complement but not overwhelm the upright plant and fill the space in the planter or garden. You can use one filler or opt for two or three different plants in your container or garden design. Pick colours that complement your Upright Plant, or different textures, like a round-leaved mounding plant with a spiky Upright plant.

Often, they help by hiding the bare knees, the less interesting stems or stalks of the Upright plants

The difficult part is selecting the plant from so many choices, but a few suggestions include: cupheas, salvias, scaevolas, pelargoniums, etc.


Trailing plants

Also called spillers, are splashy plants that cascade and tumble over the sides of containers or cascaiding down a wall .

Even though the main rule of this plants is to sprawl over the side of the pots, sometimes it's fun to unify a composition by training a few tendrils of a Trailing plant to climb into and through both the Mounding and Upright plants.

You can use some of this varieties as Trailing plants: ajugas, campanulas, lotus Red Flash, lobelias, Veronica Oxford Blue, etc.

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