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Dahlia Double Pompone

Description

Dahlia Double Pompone produces particularly attractive ball shaped flowers in double form, which are very uniform in shape. The blooms are in bright solid colours in a wide band of shades.The plant will reach an approximate height of 90-120cm. These flowers are simply stunning, which is why they are a popular cut flower.
Half Hardy Perennial, but treat as Half Hardy Annual

Product Part Number: 58905

Pack Size: 35 Seeds

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Price (Inc. VAT): £1.80

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When to Sow Double Pompon Dahlia Seeds

February to April.

Where to Sow

Sow seeds thinly in a good compost in pots or trays under glass at 16°C. Cover lightly with sifted compost.

What to do Next

When the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick off into trays 5cm apart. As seedlings grow, transplant into 9cm pots and gradually harden off before planting out in the flowering site from late May onwards. Space plants 60cm apart.

Maturity

July onwards.

Handy Tip

As the plants produce long stems, support can be necessary, particularly in a more exposed site.

FLOWER SEED SOWING TECHNIQUE

Use seed trays or plastic modules and a good seedling compost, preferably using a peat substitute. For small sowings standard pots can be used.

Firm the compost lightly and moisten before sowing. Very fine seeds, like Begonia (where there are more than 60,000 seeds to a gram) should be mixed with dry horticultural sand to avoid one big clump of seed, and to help see where the seed has been sown.

As a general rule, the depth of sowing depends on the size of the seed. Aim to cover the seed with compost or vermiculite to the same depth as the size of the seed. Very fine seed need not be covered at all.

Sow thinly and cover the tray with a sheet of glass with paper on top. Wipe the glass every day and inspect the tray for signs of germination. Sowings in pots can be enclosed in a polythene bag for the same effect.

As soon as seedlings break the surface, remove the glass and paper or polythene bag. If left under glass they will become leggy and weak. Keep moist with a fine spray.

When the first set of true leaves (not the seedling leaves) have formed they should be pricked off into trays, setting the seedlings about 4-5cm (1 1/2-2") apart. Always handle by the leaves and not the stem and use a fork or knife blade to ease them out of the compost. Keep in the shade for a couple of days after pricking off.

Gradually harden the plants by increasing ventilation and moving the trays into a cold frame and finally outside for 7 days before transplanting into the flowering site.

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