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Dahlia 'Waltzing Matilda’ is one of my favourite new discoveries this year – relaxed and informal in its shape – like many of the species, but hardier and more showy, liked the garden-bred varieties. A beautiful flame and coral colour above black-crimson foliage.
|Variety||'Waltzing Matilda' (Single-flowered)|
|Soil Type:||fertile soil, with moisture and good drainage.||Site:||Full sun||Height:||100cm (40in)||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.
Photograph by Karen Hall