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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
    • 125 cm
  • Bulb Size
    • Top Size
  • Flower Diameter
    • 17 cm
  • Colour
    • Oranges & Yellows

Dahlia Cactus Shooting Star

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Capturing the bright effervescence of its namesake, dahlia ‘Shooting Star’ captivates with gleaming brilliance. Luminous, pale-yellow blooms are laced with lilac tips, shimmering with the opalescent beauty of a moonstone. Layers of quilled petals radiate outwards like a many-pointed star. Bountiful blooms and long stems make this variety superb as a cut flower, bringing a celestial elegance to arrangements and bouquets. Whilst a shooting star may only bring fleeting beauty, this eponymous dahlia prevails throughout summer until the first frosts. A stellar addition to your garden, the radiant blooms will brighten your beds and borders, just as the constellations illuminate the night sky.

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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