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Dahlia 'Taratahi Ruby'

Waterlily dahlia

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Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour






Skill level


Dahlia 'Taratahi Ruby'

Plant details

Waterlily dahlias bear double, almost flat flowers shaped like a saucer.

Dahlia 'Taratahi Ruby' bears scarlet flowers over a long period. It's ideal for growing in a sunny border and makes an excellent cut flower.

For best results, grow Dahlia 'Taratahi Ruby' 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: Taratahi Ruby

Plant type: Tender perennial

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 130cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to take cuttings: February to April

Time to plant: May to June

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