Dutch Explosion Cactus Dahlia is a spectacular mixture of colors with a center of yellowish white, that fades from white on the flowers to a purple ring around the tips. The flower blossoms to a diameter of 4-6 inches and the stems can grow up to 40 inches tall. It makes an excellent addition to any cutting garden. Dutch Explosion ships as a bare root. We like growing from bare roots because they establish quickly, become twice the size of a potted plant in the first season, and eliminate the need for plastic pots (a win for the environment.
Dahlia Companion Plants: Geranium, Salvia
Dutch Explosion Dahlia Plant Care Instructions: Plants should only be watered if there is no rain for a week or if the plant starts wilting. If you want more blooms, snip off the top leaf stem once there are at least 3-4 sets of sets of leaves growing. In the fall, after frost has turned the foliage brown, the tubers should be dug back up and stored for the winter.