Dahlia 'Taratahi Ruby'

Dahlia 'Taratahi Ruby'

Waterlily dahlia

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Dahlia 'Taratahi Ruby'
  • Common name: Waterlily dahlia
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 1.3m

Spread: 60cm

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

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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.

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

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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