Dahlia ball '‘Boom Boom White’ ' ( 2 Tuber/Plant ) Giant Flowers, Great Cut Flowers
summer bloom, Summer, Plant, Dahlia, Flowers, summer planter, tuber, balltypeWhite Dahlia’s are always a must when growing Wedding flowers and Dahlia ‘Boom Boom White’ is the best most robust White Ball Dahlia I have found on long very strong stems. This ball-type variety bears unique orb-shaped blooms made up of tightly packed tubular petals. They make the perfect choice for cut-flower bouquets or a lovely border flower that works well with any light, bright or dark perennials you can find. Easy-to-grow dahlias are tolerant of many soil types and deer resistant. If you live in zones 3-6, dig tubers in fall and store in a cool, dry place til next year.
Ball dahlias last longer in the vase than any other dahlia varieties because the petals are packed tightly around the centre preventing bee’s from pollinating them before the flower has almost fully opened. By this time we have usually whisked them into the house as a ‘cut flower’.
Flower type: Ball
Height: 100-120cm (Tall)
Flower Size: 7-10cm
Position: Full Sun
Plant spacing: 60cm (min)
Pinch: when plants are 30cm tall
Cutting /Vase Life:
Dahlias do not continue to open once cut so pick when blooms are ¾ of the way open. Check the back of the flower head to check all the petals are perfect. The petals turn papery, drop and lose colour once they start to go over. Deadhead flowers to give plants back the energy to ripen the next flower rather than work on producing seed.
Place flowers straight into ready buckets of water, we rest our blooms for a few hours in water
The diversity of Dahlias allow you to use them in many different aspects of your landscape design, from low growing border plants to stately background plantings which may reach six feet in height. Dahlias make excellent cut flowers, which typically last about a week in the house.Alauna Clair-Orscur Dahlia:This Cactus Dahlia steals the show! Large blooms create a dramatic look with deep pink colors in the middle, fading out to pure white at the tips. Like other Cactus Dahlias, Alauna Clair-Obscurs fringed, twisted petals give the blooms a sense of texture and depth in the garden. With little care, this Dahlia will soon become one of your favorites and add spectacular color from summer all the way until frost.
Hummingbirds and butterflies will come visit the garden as soon as soon as the blooms open up, coming and going throughout the season. This variety is so gorgeous, be sure to plant extras so youll have plenty to cut and bring inside to show off.
Dahlias are hardy in zones 8 -10. Dahlias are susceptible to cold so be careful not to plant them too early and be sure to dig them up and store them in a frost-free place before old Jack Frost comes calling if you are planting them in a cooler zone! Your new Dahlias tubers can be stored in the refrigerator until planting time or get a head start on spring and start them indoors in a sunny window.