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Dahlia 'AC Dark Horse'

Half-hardy Perennial

What is Half-Hardy Perennial?

Enormous dinner-plate blooms

Superb cut flowers

Perfect for late summer colour in sunny borders

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Marvel at the enormous dinner-plate blooms of Dahlia 'AC Dark Horse'! This show-stopping semi-cactus variety delivers a bold explosion of colour that lasts well into late summer, when many other plants are running out of steam. The cerise pink blooms are tipped with white creating an eye-catching display. Perfect for planting throughout sunny borders, and adding a splash of colour to patio pots. Height: 90cm (36”). Spread: 50cm (20”).

Height Up to 100cm (40in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Half-hardy Perennial

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full sun

Flowering Months
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1 Tuber (KB4022)
3 Tubers (KF4432)
6 Tubers (KF4433)

Plant Dahlia tubers outdoors in April after all risk of frost has passed. Choose a sunny position in moist well drained soil. Prepare the soil by digging in plenty of well rotted manure or compost. Plant tubers at a depth of 15cm (6") and water well. Alternatively, start tubers into growth in pots of compost in a frost free greenhouse. Transplant them into their final positions outdoors in June.
Feed and water dahlias regularly throughout the growing season. While dahlia plants are still young, pinch out the growing tip of each stem to encourage bushier growth and masses of flowers. Deadhead faded dahlia flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced. Bedding dahlia are generally grown as annuals, however dahlia tubers may be lifted in autumn and stored over winter in trays of peat or sand, in a cool but frost free position if required. They can be potted up the following spring.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

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