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Dahlia 'Royal Wedding'

Dahlia (9: S-c Group) 'Royal Wedding'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H3-H1c

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.8m

Max

90cm

50cm

Min

40cm

2 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Dahlia 'Royal Wedding' Overview

Dahlia 'Royal Wedding' is a stunning group 9 semi-cactus type perennial. It produces large spiky, bright orange flowers which can get to 25 cm in diameter. Perfect for adding to flower borders to provide late summer colour, these architectural plants will add interest to almost all garden styles. Regular watering and cutting flowers from this plant will improve performance. These plants may need staking; however, pinching out the growing tips in early summer will help it develop a bushier habit. The genus Dahlia contains around 20,000 cultivars are predominantly derived from D. pinnata and D. coccinea. Most Dahlias are divided into groups based on the form of their flower heads, from dwarf varieties to tall bushes and even tree specimens.

Common problems with Dahlia 'Royal Wedding'

Dahlia tend to be affected by fungal diseases such as powdery mildew or grey mould if planted in poorly draining soil.

How to harvest Dahlia 'Royal Wedding'

Flowers can be cut for floral arrangements as required.

How to propagate Dahlia 'Royal Wedding'

Cuttings

In spring take soft-wood cuttings from the shoots appearing from stored tubers.

Division

Lifted clumps of Dahlia's can be divided in late winter, ensuring each section has an 'eye' (growing tip).

Special features of Dahlia 'Royal Wedding'

Attractive flowers

Brings colour to the garden during autumn months.

Attracts useful insects

It attracts beneficial pollinators such as butterflies, bees and moths.

Pot plant

Can be grown in large containers.

Other uses of Dahlia 'Royal Wedding'

Suits beds & borders of formal or informal gardens. It can also be grown for cut flowers on allotments or veg gardens. Equally happy in containers.

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