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Dahlia ‘Souvenir d’Eté’

£20.00
£17.00

£20.00 £17.00
Great for wildlife
Attracts Wildlife
80cm x 80cm
Tender Perennial
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Our team loves Dahlia ‘Souvenir d’Eté’ for its stunning coral-pink blooms that brighten up any garden. Perfect for sunny borders and flower beds, this dahlia adds a vivid splash of colour. It thrives in well-drained soil and attracts pollinators, supporting local wildlife in decline. ‘Souvenir d’Eté’ also makes excellent cut flowers, bringing its beauty indoors. It’s a delightful addition to any garden, with a lively and colourful display.

 

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Description

Dahlia 'Souvenir d'Eté' is a show-stopping variety that never fails to captivate our nursery visitors. This beautiful Dahlia features large, double blooms in a radiant blend of warm orange and soft peach, with hints of yellow at the petal bases. The vibrant colour combination resembles a Summer sunset, adding a warm, inviting glow to any garden. Flowering from July to October, 'Souvenir d'Eté' offers an extended display of these stunning blooms. The flowers are held high on strong, sturdy stems, making them excellent for cutting and adding a touch of Summer brilliance to your indoor floral arrangements. The blooms are also a favourite among pollinators, contributing to a healthy, thriving garden ecosystem. Reaching a height of about 80 cm, this Dahlia is perfect for the middle or back of borders, where it can create a colourful focal point. It thrives in well-drained soil and full sun, fitting seamlessly into a variety of garden styles, from cottage gardens to modern landscapes. Our visitors often remark on the breath-taking beauty of 'Souvenir d'Eté' when they see it in bloom. Its radiant colours and impressive bloom size make it an excellent choice, and many are inspired to add it to their own gardens after experiencing its charm first hand.

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

To encourage continuous blooming, it is recommended to deadhead spent flowers regularly. This not only improves the overall appearance of the plant but also redirects its energy towards producing new blooms rather than seed production. 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.