Dahlia 'Tally Ho'

Dahlia 'Tally Ho'

Single dahlia

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Dahlia 'Tally Ho'
  • Common name: Single dahlia
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 75cm

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • Red
Foliage colour:
  • Black
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Dahlia 'Tally Ho' is a miscellaneous dahlia, meaning it doesn't fall into any typical horticultural group, such as cactus or collerette dahlias, It's a compact plant growing to just 60cm, and has dark bronze foliage. Its single flowers are bright red with a golden yellow centre.

Grow Dahlia 'Tally Ho' at the front of a sunny border, in moist but well-drained soil. After the first frost, cut off the top growth, dig up the tuber and leave it to dry for three weeks. Overwinter it in an airy, frost-free place, and replant the following spring. Alternatively, grow dahlias in pots and move them indoors in autumn.

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

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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