Dahlia ‘Karma Chocolate’
Dahlia ‘Karma Chocolate’ is the best dark dahlia I have ever found!
Excellent for late summer Weddings – when I first started growing I had no idea how popular dark Dahlia’s would be for weddings and events… every single stem snapped up!
For garden decoration you can’t beat it! Exquisite dark foliage with velvety deep red blooms, it certainly lives up to it Chocolatey name.
Specially bred to be used as a cut flower, it is a dream to arrange with and perfect for tucking into bouquets.
A good choice for smaller gardens, excellent for creating a backdrop!
Flower type: Decorative
Height: 90-100cm (Tall)
Flower Size: 7-10cm
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.