Dahlia ‘Great Silence’
Dahlia ‘Great Silence’ is a new introduction in glorious shades of coral, peach and rose pink.
Tall slender stems, the flowers become more intensely coral as they open and age. Dahlia ‘Great Silence’ was one of the most productive I grew in my garden last summer and passed our trials with flying colours.
Technically a ‘Decorative’ I use it more as a waterlily type for its shape in bouquets and arrangements.
In the garden I loved the planting combination of Dahlia ‘Great Silence’ with Dahlia Burlesca something I will definitely repeat this year!
Dahlia ‘Great Silence’ is about 20cm taller that Dahlia Burlesca giving a fantastic floral display.
Flower type: Decorative
Height: 90cm (Tall)
Flower Size: 10cm
Position: Full Sun
Plant spacing: 60cm (min)
Pinch: when plants are 30cm tall
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.