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    • Lift After Flowering Season
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    • 100 cm
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  • Flower Diameter
    • 7 cm
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Single Flowered Dahlia Mexican Star

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Amidst a vast array of over 50,000 cultivars, dahlia ‘Mexican Star’ harks back to its roots, embracing the simple elegance of the original species. The first dahlias were single, with crimson red petals and an open, golden centre – a far cry from some of the overly elaborate varieties we see today. Originating from the mountain regions of Mexico and revered by the Aztecs, dahlias proudly wear the crown as the national flower there. ‘Mexican Star’ echoes the vibrant spirit of its heritage and will be equally at home in your garden, flowering energetically for months on end.

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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