Dahlia 'Red Fox' (PBR)

1 tuber £3.99
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Buy Dahlia 'Red Fox' (PBR) ball dahlia tuber: Bright red pom poms

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: half hardy (may need winter protection)

    Fabulous when planted in a border with deep purple, rich orange or yellow, this ball dahlia will also look dazzling against a backdrop of silvery foliage. It flowers freely from midsummer to mid-autumn, and the flowers last a long time in a vase.

  • Garden care: Dahlia tubers can be planted outside after frost, or started off in pots under glass in late winter to early spring. Plant them horizontally approximately 12cm deep, making sure the ‘eyes’ are uppermost. Allow enough room between each tuber so the plants can grow and spread to their full size without being over-crowded. While in growth, provide a high-nitrogen liquid feed each week in June, then a high-potash fertiliser each week from July to September. Stake with canes or brushwood if it becomes necessary. In mild areas, leave them in situ over winter, but protect the crown with a generous layer of dry mulch. In colder areas, carefully lift and clean the tubers once the first frosts have blackened the foliage and allow them to dry naturally indoors. Then place the dry tubers in a shallow tray, just covered with slightly moist potting compost, sand or vermiculite and store in a frost-free place until planting out again.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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Eventual height & spread

Stunning Crimson Red Pom Pom

5

Really pleaseswith this dahlia. The photo doesn't do the flower justice. The pom pom flowers are an intense crimson red. Good long stong stems. Brilliant cut flower.

john the gardener

Preston

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The best red balls you'll ever see!

5

this was a huge success last year, producing masses of red globes of flowers, it gets to a decent 5 ft or so in height and with regularly dead heading or picking i had flowers through to the first frost. My tubers havent overwintered well for this particular type, but it worked so well im happy to buy more!

dahlia ben

newcastle under lyme

A great pom-pom dahlia

5

A dahlia which has a long flowering season and in abundance. Great also as a cut flower. Ideal planted with other dahlias. Mid height. Can be a little leggy by the end of the season

Kay

Letchworth Garden City, Herts

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Amazing Display

5

I bought this not really knowing what to expect and planted it in the garden before the frosts had finished. Having planted it only about 3 inches deep, I then read the instructions(!) and thought given the 12 or more frosts after I'd planted it, it was probably dead... but not so! It grew into quite an amazing display of red flowers all summer long and is still flowering now (1st November 2015). All the neighbours have said how pretty they look. Now just hoping the plant survives the winter and grows back next year. In the spring the plant did suffer badly from blackfly and because I don't use pesticides on my plants they nearly died because of the number of blackfly. Just in time the ladybirds came and ate the lot! But I did have to intervene a few weeks before the ladybird and kill a few hundred blackfly by hand... (eww)

Victoria

Hertfordshire

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