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  • Flowering Time
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
  • Planting Time
    • March
    • April
    • May
  • Growing
    • Lift After Flowering Season
  • Perfect For
    • Cutting
  • Flowering Height
    • 100 cm
  • Bulb Size
    • Top Size
  • Flower Diameter
    • 20 cm
  • Colour
    • Reds & Burgundy

Dinner Plate Dahlia Mingus Alex

D4623
£6.20
(inc. 20.0% VAT)

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Description

A bold and architectural dinner plate dahlia – ‘Mingus Alex’ is exceptionally handsome, proudly blooming in the border.

The huge, stately flowers of rich ruby-red are perfect for cutting and adding a luxurious element to floral displays.  Velvety petals reflex as they open fully, creating ruffled, voluptuous globes on elegant stems.

Mix with vibrant purples, burnt oranges and bright red in the garden for a striking summer look.

Blooms from July until late autumn.

Care Guide

To grow Dahlias, select a sunny spot with well-drained soil, and dig a 30cm deep hole. Plant the tuber 10cm below the soil surface, spacing multiple tubers 45cm apart, or 90cm for taller varieties. Water consistently, maintaining moist but not saturated soil and protect new shoots from slug damage with eco-friendly methods. Feed plants during the blooming period with liquid plant food. Provide support for stems which will reach 60-90cm tall depending on variety. Enjoy spectacular blooms from late summer until first frosts. Cut or deadhead the flowers regularly for a continually flourishing display. Once blooming has finished, cut back foliage before lifting, drying and storing the tubers in peat-free substitute, in a frost-free place until the following spring.

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