I love the color of this dahlia. It has performed beautifully for me this summer. I planted it in late May. It took a while to grow—we had a cool start to the summer. Once it took off, however, it reached its advertised height and width, It blooms constantly and looks great. I deadhead it because I like a tidy plant, but you probably could get away without doing that and still get a lot of blooms. I am definitely going to grow this in my garden next year and I think I will try the yellow version also.
Dalina® Grande Castillo Dahlia hybrid
Continuous color from planting to frost, deadhead as needed.Award WinnerAttracts:Butterflies
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:15 - 18 InchesSpacing:12 - 18 InchesSpread:12 - 18 InchesFlower Colors:RedFlower Shade:RedFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:GreenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:ModerateBloom Time:Planting To FrostHardiness Zones:9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:Cut FlowerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Great in landscapes and containers.Maintenance Notes:
Dahlias form tubers and these tubers can be stored for replanting in the spring. To dig and store tubers follow these directions. First, allow frost to kill the top of the plant then cut back the stems and dig the tubers. Wash off any soil and then allow the tubers to dry. Wrap dry tubers in newspapers or pack them in peat moss. Label each tuber or group of tubers so you know what they are come spring. Store tubers in a dark, cool (35 to 45 F) place. Do not allow tubers to freeze. Deadheading will encourage additional blooming.Dalina® Grande Castillo Dahlia hybrid USPPAF
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Kim Japinga, Michigan, United States, 2 years ago
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