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Dahlia ‘Orange Nugget’


Great for wildlife
Attracts Wildlife
60cm x 40cm
Tender Perennial
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Our team loves Dahlia ‘Orange Nugget’ for its dazzling orange blooms. It’s perfect for brightening up flower beds, borders, or containers. Planted in sunny spots, it thrives and adds a vibrant splash of colour to your garden. ‘Orange Nugget’ attracts bees and butterflies, helping to support local wildlife. Whether in beds or borders, this dahlia is sure to bring beauty and life to your garden!

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Dahlia 'Orange Nugget' is a popular perennial on our nursery, celebrated for its vibrant, fiery orange blooms that brighten your garden space. The flowers, which can reach up to 10 cm in diameter, have a captivating glow, making them a perfect focal point in any garden design. Flowering from July to October, 'Orange Nugget' offers an extended season of dazzling colour. It grows to about 60 cm tall, making it a versatile choice for various garden settings. Our horticultural team loves this Dahlia for its robust nature and its ease of care, which makes it an ideal option for both seasoned gardeners and beginners. 'Orange Nugget' thrives in well-drained soil and full sun, fitting beautifully into a range of garden styles. It's particularly striking when planted in mixed borders, where its bright blooms can contrast with the greens and other colours. It also works well in containers, bringing a splash of colour to your patios or balconies. In addition to its visual appeal, Dahlia 'Orange Nugget' attracts pollinators, enhancing biodiversity in your garden. Whether used as a feature plant in a sunny bed or used as a vibrant addition to your patio pot, 'Orange Nugget' will add warmth and cheer to any outdoor space.

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.