One of the most productive Dahlia’s I have ever grown. Dahlia ‘Onesta’ is a rare waterlily type with upward facing blooms on long strong stems making them a floral designers dream.
As the flowers age the centres glow with a golden eye!
Dahlia ‘Onesta’ over winters well producing nice big tubers and like the rest of my collection has good resistance to pest and diseases.
I want you to have the best possible growing experience!
Flower type: Waterlily
Height: 100 (Tall)
Flower Size: 8-10cm
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.