6 months to reach maturity
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Dahlia 'Happy Days Series' Overview
Dahlia 'Happy Days Series' are dwarf varieties with stunning brightly coloured single blooms and dark green foliage. They make great centre pieces when planted up in patio pots as well as looking stunning in borders and containers. Regular watering and cutting flowers from this plant will improve performance. These plants have a dwarf growing habit; however, pinching out the growing tips in early summer will help it develop a bushier plant. 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 'Happy Days 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 'Happy Days Series'
Flowers can be cut for floral arrangements as required.
How to propagate Dahlia 'Happy Days 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 'Happy Days Series'
Brings colour to the garden during autumn months. Flowers range from red, orange, yellow, violet, white, to pink.
Attracts useful insects
It attracts beneficial pollinators such as butterflies, bees and moths.
Can be grown in large containers.