Dahlia 'Cactus Hybrids Mixed'


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Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour






Skill level


Cactus dahlia

Plant details

Cactus dahlias make for an impressive display, bearing double flowerheads with spiky petals in a range of bright colours. Their star-shaped flower form means they stand up well to inclement weather, because they're less prone to being weighed down by heavy rain, or blown about by wind, than other dahlia types.

Dahlia 'Cactus Hybrids Mixed' is a mix of cactus dahlias, bearing curvaceous, spiky blooms in a range of colours. They are easy to grow from seed and make excellent cut flowers. For best results grow in full sun in moist but well-drained soil, and lift the tubers in November to overwinter for the following year.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Dahlia

Cultivar: Cactus Hybrids Mixed

Plant type: Tender perennial

Flower colour: Mixed

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 120cm

Time to plant seeds: February to April

Time to take cuttings: March to April

Time to plant: May to June

Flowering period: July to September

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