FASHION MONGER DAHLIA! - Clumps of Tubers - Stunning Collarette Type - Pre-order
FASHION MONGER DAHLIA! - Clumps of Tubers - Stunning Collarette Type - Pre-order

FASHION MONGER DAHLIA! - Clumps of Tubers - Stunning Collarette Type - Pre-order

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Fashion Monger Collarette Dahlia

The paint strokes of bright color on Fashion Monger's outer petals may be the first thing to catch your eye. However, once there, you'll notice the intriguing, trend–setting flower form. This is a collarette type dahlia—so called for the little collar of petals in a ring around the center. The extra petals make for added interest in a fluffy, more unusual form of dahlia in the home garden. This dahlia blooms in mid to late summer and sometimes into fall. So it is a good variety to plant among other dahlias to extend the season. Also, the blooms on this dahlia are a little lighter, so it's easier to grow in a container garden without needing to stake. Find the perfect decorative pot to match those blooms and you'll have the most gorgeous potted plant. The other benefit is that you won't have to dig up bulbs come winter—you can simply roll the pot into a sheltered location. Dahlia 'Fashion Monger'

Dahlias are stars of the garden borders, providing a dazzling show of color and are just perfect for the allotment to provide a never-ending supply of cut flowers, lasting well in the vase.

Bloom Size: 3-4"
Bloom Style: Collarette
Plant Height: 3-4'
Sun: Full Sun
USDA Zones: 3-10. Lift in Fall in zones 3-8
Soil Requirement: Well drained
DEER RESISTANT

Tips for Success

Choose a sunny spot. Dahlias bloom best in full sun.

To give your dahlias the best possible start, enrich the soil with compost or rotted manure, and an all purpose (5-5-5) granular fertilizer.

Position the tubers in the hole so the stem, where the tubers are joined, is upright.

Sprouts will develop just above where the tubers join the stem. This junction should be planted no more than 1-2" below the soil surface.

Once your dahlias are 8-10" tall, begin fertilizing them with an all-purpose liquid fertilizer every 3 to 4 weeks.

Pinching dahlias when they are about 10" tall will give you a bushier plant with more flowers.

When the first flower buds appear, reduce 2 or 3 of the tallest stems to half their height. This will encourage the plant to produce longer stems.

Growing Dahlias in Containers

Dahlias can be great plants for pots and planters. You can combine them with other plants, but most gardeners find they grow best on their own.

Border dahlias may be grown in relatively small pots with a minimum of width and depth of 12". Full size dahlias need a large container that's a minimum of 18" deep and 18" wide. The bigger the better.

Fertilize your container-grown dahlias every few weeks (or apply a time-release fertilizer). Always water deeply to ensure the entire root ball gets a good drink. This may be a daily task from midsummer on.

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FASHION MONGER DAHLIA! - Clumps of Tubers - Stunning Collarette Type - Pre-order
FASHION MONGER DAHLIA! - Clumps of Tubers - Stunning Collarette Type - Pre-order
FASHION MONGER DAHLIA! - Clumps of Tubers - Stunning Collarette Type - Pre-order
FASHION MONGER DAHLIA! - Clumps of Tubers - Stunning Collarette Type - Pre-order
FASHION MONGER DAHLIA! - Clumps of Tubers - Stunning Collarette Type - Pre-order