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Dahlia Seeds - Early Bird Mixed

Botanical - Asteraceae / Compositae


Seed Count:
60 Seeds
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Price £2.05

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60 Seeds.

Other Names - Asteraceae / Compositae...

Dahlia Early Bird Mixed has semi - double flowers, a dwarf variety ideal for using as bedding plants and comes in a variety of stunning colours. Its short growing habit makes it ideal for containers and the front of borders.

  • Produces stunning double flowers.
  • Dwarf variety, ideal for containers.
  • Popular bedding plant.

Suitable For - Bedding plants, flowers for cutting, containers, borders

Sowing Months - February, March, April

Flowering Months - July to first frost

Soil Preperation

To help with moisture retention the plants will benefit from having a good amount of organic matter such as well rotted manure or compost adding to the soil a few weeks before planting. Remove weeds, especially perennial weeds from the area.

General Information
Habit Perennial, often grown as an annual Soil type Well drained fertile soil, rich in organic matter
Type   Distance between plants 30 - 45 cm
Position Full sun Sowing depth 2 mm
Average height 35 - 40 cm Germination Temperature 17 to 21℃
Average spread 40 - 50 cm Days to germination 7 - 14 days
Hardiness Half hardy down to 0 RHS Bee friendly No
Soil Ph   RHS Award winner No

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Sow dahlia seeds on the surface of damp compost in pots, trays or modules.
Cover with a thin layer of fine compost or vermiculite.
Place the container in a clear polythene bag and seal, leave in a warm location or if preferred place in a propagator.
Once the seeds start to germinate remove from the bag or propagator and position in a location with good daylight exposure and a reduced temperature. Keep the seedlings away from frost.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle prick out into individual 7.5 cm diameter pots.
Grow on in a warm location.
Plant out into their final growing position when the plants are strong.
Harden off over 7 - 10 days to acclimatise the plants to the outdoor conditions.

Direct Sowing

For best results start the plants indoors.

Growing On

Water the newly planted dahlia's frequently until established. They will benefit from a weekly liquid feed of a high nitrogen fertilizer in early summer.
From mid summer to early autumn feed weekly with a high - potash fertilizer. Water well during the summer months as dahlia's do not like dry conditions.
To protect the plants from wind damage especially in exposed areas stake the stems as they grow taller. The plants can be very productive. Dead-head regularly to encourage more flowers to grow.
Dahlia's are perennials however they are often grown as annuals where new plants are grown from seeds every spring. To grow dahlia's as perennials, in milder areas the tubers can be simply left in the ground to overwinter after being covered with a thick dry mulch in autumn. However if in doubt and particularly if growing in colder climates, lift the tubers from the ground in autumn and store indoors in a frost free location until the following spring when they can be divided and re - planted outdoors.


Pinch out the growing shoots early in the season to encourage the plants to form a bushy shape.

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