Spring is synonymous with flowers. Everyone wants to make splashes of color In the garden Or on your porch, but not all of us have the famous green thumb.
However, there are many undemanding plants, but they are aesthetically pleasing. An example of this is the wonderful dahlia. Finally, this is a plant that does not require much care and gives beautiful and colorful flowers. So let’s see together how to grow this wonderful flower of exotic origins.
When does a dahlia grow
The Dahlia is of Mexican origins. So it comes from a rather hot country. So it requires a temperate climate. The best time to plant is spring, specifically the ideal months are March and April, as there is no longer a risk of night frosts.
Dahlia loves sunny places. So let’s leave it in the sun even in the hottest period.
However, in winter, let’s take it away from cold and above all from frost.
Dahlias require a lot of water. Instructively, they should be watered more often and more often than common plants. However, the important thing is always to avoid the formation of water stagnation.
In winter, rain water may be sufficient. However, if it rains a little, check ground condition which should always be kept wet. And if necessary, give her a little water.
Finally a plant that requires little care and gives beautiful and colorful flowers
We said dahlia is an indulgent plant. Indeed, one of the many positive aspects is that it does not require re-design. This means that once planted, it is left where it was initially planted.
For this, we must immediately choose the most suitable site and the best terrain. The ideal soil for a well-drained dahlia. To increase this privacy, add sand or del Topsoil Special.
Insert the bulbs about 10-15 cm from the surface.
Spacing between different plants according to cultivar:
- The tallest species should be kept at a distance of 80-120 cm from each other;
- Medium species at 50-80 cm;
- Dwarf varieties, 30-40 cm tall.
Simplicity and low requirements also regarding fertilizers. Dahlia does not need special fertilizers. To grow at its best, it may be sufficient to introduce simple dung into the soil.
An equally useful but above all convenient alternative is to spread liquid fertilizers mixed with irrigation water.