Dandy Collarette Dahlia Seeds
Vigorous and showy low-growing plants.
These multi-colored, seed-grown dahlias form a conspicuous row of inner petals somewhat resembling dapper, young gentlemen all dressed up in ruffled collars. Bushy, dwarf habit plants display unapologetically jolly blooms on long, stiff stems that hold up well in floral arrangements. These fine fellows attract beneficial pollinators and bring good cheer to your borders and beds.
When the growing season is done, save the tubers from your favorite plants if you want only these specific varieties blooming the following year.
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Start indoors 4-6 weeks ahead of last frost. Sow about 1/4” deep and keep soil surface moderately moist until true leaves appear. Move outdoors to a full sun location after all threat of frost has past. Space plants about 8-12” apart.
To direct sow outdoors: Wait until soil temperatures have warmed and all threat of frost has passed. In a sunny location, bury seeds about 1/4” deep and press soil firmly before watering. Keep area moderately moist until true leaves appear and thin plants to 8-12” apart.
Mature Dandy Collarette Dahlia plants will produce tubers that you can save and store at the end of the growing season. In late fall, after the first killing frost, cut back spent plants a few inches above the soil line and dig up tubers, removing excess soil. Before storing, cure tubers in a warm, protected location for a few days. Store in vermiculite or peat moss in a cool, frost-free place (40-50 degrees is ideal) until the next planting season.
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Deanna Staffo, an avid gardener and artist with interests in portraiture, fashion, lifestyle, and narrative illustration, worked in acrylic and colored pencil to give these double- collared flowers a ride—in tandem with some very dapper dandies.