Dahlia 'Art Deco'

Dahlia 'Art Deco'

Decorative dahlia

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Dahlia 'Art Deco'
  • Common name: Decorative dahlia
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 90cm

Spread: 90cm

Flower colour:
  • Orange
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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