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Dahlia ‘Brabo’

£20.00

£20.00
Great for wildlife
July - September
60cm x 40cm
Sun
Cut Flowers
Tender Perennial
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On our nursery, we love Dahlia ‘Brabo’ for its stunning, deep red blooms that make excellent cut flowers. Holding the RHS Plants for Pollinators award, it attracts beneficial insects to your garden. ‘Brabo’ looks fantastic in sunny borders and containers, adding rich colour from Summer through to the Autumn. Its dramatic appearance makes it a standout choice for cottage gardens, mixed borders, or as a focal point in pots for a pop of colour.

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Description

Dahlia 'Brabo' is an eye-catching addition to any garden, known for its vibrant pink, red and yellow blooms that grace the landscape from July to September. With flower heads reaching up to 15 cm in diameter, 'Brabo' makes a bold visual impact. Standing at 60 cm, it serves as an eye-catching feature whether planted in pots or in sheltered spots within your mixed garden beds. Our head grower selected Dahlia 'Brabo' for its striking appearance and exceptional versatility within garden designs. Its vivid colours and intricate petal patterns are perfect for enhancing cottage gardens, adding a traditional charm, or urban gardens, bringing a burst of nature's brilliance to contemporary spaces. This variety also holds the RHS Plants for Pollinators award, underscoring its importance in supporting bees and butterflies. Dahlia 'Brabo' is not only beautiful but also easy to grow, making it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced gardeners. It thrives with minimal care, rewarding your efforts with stunning blooms that also make excellent cut flowers. Ideal for creating dynamic displays, 'Brabo' adds height, colour, and life to any garden, proving to be a reliable and attractive choice for enhancing your garden aesthetics.

Planting Conditions

To plant your Dahlia, we recommend choosing a sunny spot in the garden that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. The soil should be well-drained and enriched with compost or organic matter. Plant the Dahlia with spacing of 30-60 cm apart to allow for growth and air circulation. We advise the planting location is sheltered from strong winds to prevent damage. Water the Dahlia regularly to support its establishment, keeping the soil moist but not waterlogged, to promote healthy growth and vibrant blooms.

Watering & Feeding

To water and feed your Dahlia, we recommend adding granular feed to the compost before planting. Once planted, water regularly to help establish the plant. Make sure to direct your watering can or hose to the base of the plant, ensuring the water soaks down to the roots. This deep watering helps promote strong root growth. Dahlias thrive with consistent moisture, so keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. During the growing season, consider using a balanced liquid fertiliser every 2-4 weeks to encourage robust blooms.

General Care

If your Dahlia has large flowers you may need to put stakes in the ground, one per stem and tie the stems to the posts to support the weight of the flower. As the flowers fade, cut back the stems to a leaf joint, as this will encourage the plant to keep producing new buds. At the end of the season you can leave the Dahlia tuber in the ground if they are planted in a very free draining position and you live in a warmer part of the UK. You will need to cover it with at least 6 inches of mulch, for example bark chippings. You can also dig the tuber up, shake off the excess soil and place it in a dark, dry and cool place for the Winter. Surround it with dry material like sand and replant it in the ground once there is no risk of frost in the next Spring. Dahlias can be prone to aphids, slugs, and fungal diseases; regular monitoring and care are advised.