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Dahlia are tuberous rooted perennials with pinnately divided leaves and showy flower-heads, double in many cultivars, in summer and autumn
Dwarf Bedding dahlias are low-growing cultivars in the Miscellaneous group
'Moonfire' is a dwarf bedding dahlia to 60cm, with bronze foliage and single yellow flowers, the broad rays red at the base, and the disk deep purple
Toxicity All parts may cause severe discomfort if ingested and may irritate skin
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand, Chalk
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil, enriched with organic matter and general purpose fertiliser, in full sun. Pinch out growing tips to encourage bushy plants and stake. Water freely in dry periods. Lift and store tubers in autumn to replant or use as a source of cuttings in spring
Propagate by softwood cuttings taken in spring from shoots from stored tubers, or divide the tubers ensuring each division has a viable bud
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Deadhead to prolong flowering. Cut back to near ground level in the autumn, before lifting and storing for the winter
Pests Can get aphids, capsid bug, earwigs, caterpillars and glasshouse red spider mite
May be affected by a virus, tubers may rot in store
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