Dahlia Geerlings' Babette
Along with gladioli, lilies and begonias, dahlias are one of the most important and popular summer flowering bulbs. This is due to the many colors and flower types available. They are also easy to use. About 200 years ago, the first Dahlia came from Mexico to Western Europe. Many new varieties with new shapes and colors are developed every year.
Applications: borders, and depending on the type also in pots and containers. Can also be used as cut flowers in the garden.
- Location: full sun
- Soil type: well-drained soil
- Flowering period: July-October
- Height: 90 cm, gallery types 30 cm
- Hardy: Needs protection in winter
- Planting period: April to June
How to Plant:
Open ground: Max. 5 cm deep and 30 - 40 cm apart.
In a pot: Give enough water and fertilize occasionally.
Overwintering: Remove the bulbs from the ground, cut the stem to 15 cm, wrap the bulbs in newspaper and put them away in a dark place.
Or give some extra protection with the mild winters of today by means of leaves or straw.
Cut: Cut away the faded flowers to stimulate the growth of new flowers for the best result.