Dahlia 'Cactus Hybrids Mixed'

Dahlia 'Cactus Hybrids Mixed'

Cactus dahlia

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Dahlia 'Cactus Hybrids Mixed'
  • Common name: Cactus dahlia
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 1.2m

Spread: 20cm

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

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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.

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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Divide
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Take cuttings
Take cuttings
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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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