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Flower Bulbs, Philip Campos Dahlia (Orange) - 1 Bulb
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A pale, golden-orange, ‘dinner plate’ dahlia with 8-10 inch blooms that adds a soft ‘WOW’ to your garden or cut arrangements.

231-07930 Live, Flower Bulbs, Philip Campos Dahlia (Orange) - 1 Bulb
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Start From Seed: Detailed instructions for direct seeding, or starting seeds indoors and transplanting.
Plant in the late spring after all danger of frost has passed and the soil begins to warm. Ideal soil temperature is 60°F. You can store your tubers in their bag in the refrigerator (or a cool, shady location) until you are ready to plant. Prevent the tubers from drying out by keeping them in slightly moist peat moss or wood shavings, but don’t allow them to rot. Dig your planting area 12-18 inches deep, and amend with well decomposed compost and a sprinkling of our organic Fish-Bone Meal. Plant the tubers on their side, 4-6 inches deep and 18-24 inches apart. Press the soil firmly around the tubers. WAIT TO WATER until the first sprouts appear (water very lightly in hot climates or if the soil is completely dry). Install stakes or supports at planting time, being careful not to damage the tubers. You should notice the sprouts 2-3 weeks after planting if the weather is warm and favorable. Fertilize with our Bio-Fish Blend when the plants are 6-12 inches tall to encourage stronger plants and more blooms.
Growing Conditions: Growing seasons, soil types, water and fertility requirements.
Dahlias come in many delightful colors, shapes and sizes, and bloom from mid-summer until frost. They prefer deep, well-drained soil amended with generous amounts of well decomposed compost, and a slightly acid to neutral pH between 6.5-7. Dahlias will easily rot in wet, heavy soils. Plant in full sun (with some afternoon shade in hot climates) and provide about 1 inch of water a week during the summer months, watering deeply and less frequently to reach the deeply rooted tubers. Dahlias are not winter hardy and the tubers should be dug up after the first fall frost and stored for replanting again the following spring.
Pest Prevention: Organic solutions to common problems.
Slugs and snails will destroy the new shoots. Sprinkle our ‘Sluggo’ pest control around the planting area as soon as you plant. Protect from gophers, moles and voles by planting in wire baskets or wire-bottomed raised beds. Fence or use a repellent to prevent deer damage. Your bulbs will rot if overwatered or planted in heavy soil - loosen the soil and amend with compost to improve drainage. Yellow spots on leaves that eventually dry up completely may indicate infestation with spider mites. Control spider mites with preventive sprays of Safer Insecticidal Soap during the heat of the summer when mites thrive. Use our Safer Garden Fungicide to control powdery mildew on the leaves during warm humid weather.
Harvest: Is it ready yet? When to harvest and how to store your garden produce.
Cut your Dahlias for flower arrangements in the early morning after the dew has dried. Place stems in HOT water to set the blooms and they will last about a week. After the first killing frost, trim the stalks to 6 inches and gently lift out of the soil with a digging fork or spade. Rinse off the excess soil, and let dry for a day to prepare for storage. Discard any unhealthy looking tubers and layer the rest mixed with slightly damp peat moss or sawdust between newspapers in crates or shallow cardboard boxes. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place between 40-50°F for replanting the following spring.
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