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Dahlia ‘City of Leiden’ is the perfect colour – coral-pink with spiky cactus flowers with fantastic, dark-bronze leaves and quite a compact grower. I saw this in Holland last summer and bought it to grow down the veg patch path at Perch Hill to replace the similar, but tall-growing ‘Pontiac’.
- Good for beginners
|Variety||‘City of Leiden', (Semi-cactus)|
|Soil Type:||Fertile soil, with moisture and good drainage.||Site:||Full sun||Height:||60cm (2ft)||Spacing:||Plant 30cm deep, 75cm apart.||Hardiness:||Hardy||Care tips:||Support with a stout stick, tie in every couple of weeks. In the south you can mulch deeply and overwinter them in the ground.||Flowers:||❀ July - November||For the vase:||Only pick dahlias in full flower. Recut the hollow stem ends under water to avoid airlocks.|
- are first class, healthy tubers - the largest and best you can buy.
- come with full planting, spacing and cultivating instructions for beginner gardeners
- tubers should be potted up when they arrive and be kept in a light, frost-free place until the frosts are over and then be planted into the garden.
See our full planting and growing dahlias instructions article for more info.