DAHLIA 'Shandy'

Medium
Sun
Orange
Reasonable soil
Summer
Pot Size
Qty
 
 

Description

Height x Spread: 80cm x 60cm

A semi cactus cultivar, 'Shandy' bears flowerheads of tawny orange petals tinged rose-pink on reddish brown stems over leafy mid-green foliage. An unusual Dahlia, it combines well with pinks, purples and browns.  

Being less showy than other more flamboyant cultivars, it would look lovely at the front of a border in an informal planting scheme.  It cuts extremely well for arrangements. To perform successfully, 'Shandy' should be planted in a well-drained soil enriched with humus in full sun. In colder areas lift, dry and store tubers frost-free once foliage has been blackened by autumn frosts.  In milder areas, tubers can be left in if their crown is protected by mulch.

Available for Mail Order from May - August

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