Dahlia Shirley Yeomens
Wow. One of our most popular ball Dahlia. Shirley has a delicate mauve, very well formed bloom on a shorter plant to 1.2m. Shirley Yeomens won our 'Peoples Choice' award at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2017.
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PLEASE NOTE - ALL DAHLIA ORDERS ARE DISPATCHED FROM SEPTEMBER WEATHER DEPENDENT. IF IT IS WET, IT TAKES US LONGER TO PROCESS THEM. ALL TUBERS ARE HAND DUG, HAND WASHED AND HAND PROCESSED, PACKED IN MOIST COCONUT FIBER READY TO PLANT OUT AFTER THE FROST RISK FOR YOUR AREA HAS GONE.
We plant the majority of our Dahlia crop in early summer from LATE NOVEMBER through until LATE DECEMBER. Why? Planting earlier risks the late spring rains, which can cause the tubers to rot in the ground before they have the opportunity to begin to root. Our tubers are individual pieces hand divided, plump and ready to perform to their best. Each variety is different, and as such the size of the individual tubers will vary. You can not compare a sedan to a truck :-)
(If placing a Dahlia order, along with other bulbs, they will be treated as two separate orders, please choose the correct postage option).
For best performance when planting your Dahlia select a position that is free draining, in either the full sun or part shade. Using a fork, prepare the ground to a depth of 25cm, ensuring the soil is light and friable. The tuber should be planted no deeper than 5cm below the soil surface, top dressing with a couple of handfuls of cow or sheep manure and a bed of mulch.
Dahlias flower from late spring to early summer right through until the first frosts for your area send them into their dormancy, often blooming for a good 6mths of the year. They are exceptional cut flowers, and make a brilliant addition to any picking garden.
Dahlias can be harvested and divided over the winter months when they are in their dormancy. It is important to wait for the plant to fully die down prior to harvesting. You can then share with friends or spread to new positions around the gar