Dahlia 'Dark Horse'
Dahlia 'Dark Horse'

Dahlia 'Dark Horse'

Dahlia 'Dark Horse'

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Description

Perhaps the name 'Dark Horse' for this large-flowering dinnerplate dahlia is because the flower is a little unpredictable in the colour it chooses for its appearance. The name can have no reference to the dahlia’s performance – there’s no question this up to 10 inch or 30 cm bloom can be anything but up there with the leaders across the finish line. The only variable is what colours this charming flower will be wearing at the time.!

Dahlia 'Dark Horse's petals all feature white tips to the petals, but the width of those tips and the colour that bursts from the centre can vary from candy pink or fuchsia to such a dark pink it can almost classify as red.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Low maintenance

  • May need winter cover

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Dahlia 'Dark Horse'

  • Flower colour

    Pink

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Tuber size

    1

  • Established height

    1-1.2m

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    5 tubers per m2

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Half hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

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