Dahlia (2: Anem Group) 'Group 2 Anemone-Flowering Types'
6 months to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
Anemone Dahlia's Overview
Anemone Dahlia's produce unusual and stunning shaped flowers that have dense clusters of tubular florets hiding the central disc, surrounded by one or two outer rings of flattened florets. With named cultivars in a wide range or colours they are 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, this group is named as Group 2: Anemone-flowered (Anem) types.
Common problems with Anemone Dahlia's
Dahlia tend to be affected by fungal diseases such as powdery mildew or grey mould if planted in poorly draining soil.
How to harvest Anemone Dahlia's
Harvest flowers during mid-summer months. Cuttings are best taken in the early morning when the flower contains the most moisture content, use a sharp pair of scissors and take as long a stem as possible.
How to propagate Anemone Dahlia's
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 Anemone Dahlia's
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.
Other uses of Anemone Dahlia's
Grown for their mass of flowers, which can be grown on trellises and walls. Suitable for coastal conditions.