Dahlia ‘Burlesca’ is one of my most favourite Dahlia’s.
This cute coral ‘Pom Pom Dahlia’ took me years to get hold of! Its perfect for ‘Pots and Containers’ or planted towards the front of the border, with taller Dahlias behind.
Last year in my garden, I place Dahlia ‘Burlesca’ right in front of Dahlia ‘Great Silence’ which is about 20cm taller – the blend of shapes and the perfect colour combination will be repeated again in my garden this year. Follow along and I’ll show you!
This Dahlia is the perfect size for buttonholes as well as filling gaps bouquets and table arrangements.
Flower type: Pom Pom
Height: 80cm (Tall)
Flower Size: 6cm
Position: Full Sun
Plant spacing: 50/60cm (min)
Pinch: when plants are 30cm tall (Pinching will be covered in detail on Instagram Stories)
Cutting /Vase Life:
Dahlias do not continue to open once cut so pick when blooms are ¾ of the way open. Check the back of the flower head to check all the petals are perfect. The petals turn papery, drop and lose colour once they start to go over. Deadhead flowers to give plants back the energy to ripen the next flower rather than work on producing seed.
Place flowers straight into ready buckets of water, we rest our blooms for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning.