Dahlia 'Oakwood Goldcrest'

Dahlia 'Oakwood Goldcrest'

Semi-cactus dahlia

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Dahlia 'Oakwood Goldcrest'
  • Common name: Semi-cactus dahlia
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 1.1m

Spread: 30cm

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

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Dahlia 'Oakwood Goldcrest'

Dahlia 'Oakwood Goldcrest' is a tall-growing, semi-cactus dahlia, with large, bright yellow spiky blooms. It's ideal for growing in a mixed herbaceous border, where its flowers will bring out the colours of other blooms. It's also excellent for cutting, and is well used on the show bench.

For best results, grow Dahlia 'Oakwood Goldcrest' in full sun in fertile, well-drained soil. Stake plants early on to protect blooms. 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
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

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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