Hailing from Central America, flamboyant bedding dahlias are among the most popular and showy summer choices for single or mixed colour mass planting, decorative borders and attractive containers. They are readily available, grow with minimal attention, and offer long-term variety in myriad colours.
Versatile, colourful and cost-effective, bedding dahlias grow to around knee-height, have attractive green to maroon-tinted foliage, and do not require staking. The glamorous flowers grow in abundance on stout stems, and should be dead-headed regularly to prolong blooming.
Information supplied by the Bedding Plant Growers Association. Go to www.lifeisagarden.co.za for more.