Dahlia variabilis 'Fireworks Mixed'

Dahlia variabilis 'Fireworks Mixed'

Single dahlia

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Dahlia variabilis 'Fireworks Mixed'
  • Common name: Single dahlia
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 40cm

Spread: 30cm

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

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Dahlia variabilis 'Fireworks Mixed' is a single flowered dahlia, bearing unusual striped blooms. It comes in a range of pinks, whites and oranges. A dwarf, bushy dahlia, it's well suited to growing at the front of a sunny border or as part of a summer container display. Its single blooms are attractive to bees and butterflies.

For best results grow Dahlia variabilis 'Fireworks Mixed' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. In colder regions, lift the tubers to overwinter under cover, or move pots indoors to protect the tubers from frost.

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

  • 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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