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Dahlia ‘Oakwood Goldcrest’

Semi-cactus dahlia

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Flowers

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  • Botanical name: Dahlia 'Oakwood Goldcrest'
  • Common name: Semi-cactus dahlia
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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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. 

How to grow Dahlia 'Oakwood Goldcrest'

  • Plant size

    1.1m height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

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Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

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Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do Take cuttings in March

Do Take cuttings in April

Do Take cuttings in May

Do not Take cuttings in June

Do not Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Dahlia 'Oakwood Goldcrest' and wildlife

Dahlia 'Oakwood Goldcrest' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Dahlia 'Oakwood Goldcrest' poisonous?

Dahlia 'Oakwood Goldcrest' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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