Dahlia ‘Wine Eyed Jill’
Dahlia ‘Wine Eyed Jill’ was a new trial in my garden last summer and I absolutely loved it ! I planted it just behind Dahlia ‘Wizard of Oz’ , its about 10cm shorter so the two together look lovely!
Vigorous growth giving plenty of neat and ball shaped flowers on long, slender stems making it ideal for bouquets.
Flowers open creamy pink with the deep ruby wine centre, hence the name ‘Wine Eyed Jill’.
As blooms continue to open the centre becomes more of a berry stained smudge, absolutely stunning. I’ve added lots of pictures to the gallery for you to see for yourself xxx
Flower type: Ball
Height: 90cm (Tall)
Flower Size: 9cm
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.