Dahlia 'Amgard Sahara'


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Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour






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Plant details

Bred by amateur breeder Dave Bates, 'Amgrad Sahara' is not widely available. It is a collerette type in an unusual shade of bronze-orange. It was named after Dave's son whose sandy-coloured hair has earned him the name of DJ Sahara in the Ibiza nightclub where he works. Like most dahlias, it is tender when grown in the UK. Plant after the danger of frost has passed in late spring and then lift the tubers after the foliage is blackened by the first frosts of autumn. The tubers can then be stored indoors over winter.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Dahlia

Cultivar: Amgard Sahara

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: Bronze

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Moist

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 105cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to plant: April to May

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