Dahlia Melody Dixie
Latin Name: Dahlia
Common Name: Melody DahliaBest Seller
The Melody Dixie Dahlia has beautiful pink flowers with lemony yellow centers, and strong stems and nice foilage. Dahlias make wonderful plantings for gardens and as decorative blooming hedges, and they're also perfect for fresh and dried flower arrangements. Dahlias are easy to care for. After the risk of frost has passed, plant dalhlia tubers 2-3' apart and 6 inches deep, or start early in a container inside and replant. Dahlias prefer a sunny location in moist, well-drained soil, that has a ph of 6 - 6.5. Removing wilted flowers will encourage additional blooms. After the flowering is done in the fall, lift the tubers and store them for replanting the following spring.
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- After all danger of frost has passed, select a sunny area with well-drained sandy soil, and dig a hole about 4″ deep.
- Place single clumps of tubers with the “eyes” or tiny bumps facing upward into the hole 12-36″ apart, depending on variety.
- Cover with soil, press down firmly, and water thoroughly.
Dahlias, with their dazzling colors and diverse sizes, provide not only a magnificent display in the garden but also an excellent source of cut flowers for indoor bouquets. Colors range from pastels to brights, with solid, bi-colored, and tri-colored varieties available to delight every gardener.
After Dahlias have been planted in the garden and watered-in, do not water again until sprouts begin to appear. Increase watering as the plants grow, providing 1-1 ½″ of water per week. Remember that deep weekly watering is better than daily dousing. Buds often appear in threes on Dahlias. For large flowers, pinch off the two side buds.
Dahlias can also be grown in large containers that have adequate drainage. Dahlia tubers and roots do not like to sit in wet soil. When grown in containers, or in Zones 1-7, the tubers should be dug up in late fall when the foliage begins to fade. Rinse off the soil, cut the stems to about 3″, and let the tubers dry for 2-3 days. Place the tubers into a paper bag with damp peat moss and store in a cool, dry spot. Check the tubers monthly and sprinkle the peat moss with water if the tubers appear to be drying up. Plant the following season after all danger of frost has passed.
In Zones 8 or higher, Dahlias can be left in the ground during winter months. Trim dead stems and spent flowers to keep the plants compact until growth resumes in the spring.
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