Dahlia 'Art Deco'

Decorative dahlia

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Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour






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Dahlia 'Art Deco'

Plant details

Decorative dahlias bear fully double flowerheads with no visible central disc and often curved petals. They make a fantastic showy cut flower and are also popular with exhibitors.

Dahlia 'Art Deco' is a compact dahlia, perfect for growing at the front of a border. It bears huge, apricot-pink double flowers throughout summer, and is the perfect companion for fellow vareity Dahlia 'Art Nouveau'.

For best results, grow Dahlia 'Art Deco' in full sun in fertile, well-drained soil. Deadhead regularly and feed with a potash-rich fertiliser to prolong flowering. Lift tubers after the first frosts and store them in a cool, dry situation until March. Then pot them up and keep them in a temperate greenhouse before planting out in late May.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Dahlia

Cultivar: Art Deco

Plant type: Tender perennial

Flower colour: Orange

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 90cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to take cuttings: March to April

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