Dahlia ‘Peaches N’ Cream’
The fabled Dahlia ‘Peaches N’ Cream’ only available until now in the US, I have tracked it down! Yay!
I grew it for the first time last summer and it blew my socks off!
Warm peachy salmon flowers fade to white at the tips. Petals are elegantly swept back.
It was probably the most photographed plant in my garden, the relatively smaller tubers made a stonking great beast of a plant!
Very vigorous! Passionately recommended!
Flower type: Decorative
Height: 100-120cm (Tall)
Flower Size: 12-15cm
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.