Dahlia ‘Totally Tangerine’
I still remember the first time I saw Dahlia ‘Totally Tangerine’. It was in the main Floral Marquee at ‘RHS Hampton Court’. I was captivated by the unusual Anemone shaped flowers.
A top class plant for the smaller garden, Dahlia ‘Totally Tangerine’ is just 60 cm so looks perfect at the front of the border and especially ideal planted in a pot on a patio.
I like to place mine right by the back door, underplanted with Phlox drummondii ‘Cherry Caramel’ .
Because of the open flower shape Dahlia ‘Totally Tangerine’ will be smothered with Bee’s and Butterflies all summer long. Its a perfect choice for the Wildlife Garden.
Once you have one I know you are going to treasure it!
Flower type: Anemone
Height: 60cm (Tall)
Flower Size: 7-8cm
Position: Full Sun
Plant spacing: 60cm (min)
Pinch: when plants are 30cm tall (Pinching will be covered in detail on Instagram Stories)
Cutting /Vase Life:
For the best vase life pick Dahlia ‘Totally Tangerine’ as soon as flowers open (before the pollen has set) once the flowers have been pollinated the petals tend to drop. 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.