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Dahlia 'Dalaya Series' Overview
Dahlia 'Dalaya Series' have been developed for great mildew resistance and repeat blooms that make them a great addition to the garden. Easy to care for, they can be added to borders and containers as well as patio pots. Regular watering and cutting flowers from this plant will improve performance. These plants have a dwarf habit; 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 'Dalaya Series'
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 'Dalaya Series'
Flowers can be cut for floral arrangements as required.
How to propagate Dahlia 'Dalaya Series'
In spring take soft-wood cuttings from the shoots appearing from stored tubers.
Lifted clumps of Dahlia's can be divided in late winter, ensuring each section has an 'eye' (growing tip).
Special features of Dahlia 'Dalaya Series'
Brings colour to the garden during autumn months.
Attracts useful insects
It attracts beneficial pollinators such as butterflies, bees and moths.
Can be grown in large containers.