The Gallery Dahlia, 'Leonard', captivates with its soft salmon-hued petals, complemented by a bright greenish-yellow base. With each bloom measuring 4-5-inches, this compact plant stands between 1 to 2 feet tall. The pointy petals, painted in shades of apricot, peach, and salmon, contrast beautifully against the dark green leaves. Not only is it an exceptional cut flower, but its continuous blooming for 3-4 months ensures a lasting display. Whether potted or at the forefront of garden borders, its large flowers and enduring charm make it a standout choice.
Dahlia Plant Care: Wait until green sprouts emerge from the soil before watering. Then water deeply 2-3 times per week. Daily if in containers. Fertilize every 2 weeks for containers and every 3 weeks for soil grown. Use fertilizers that have a lower nitrogen count, generally half the amount of the other two on the NPK ratio. After frost has turned foliage brown, dig up the tubers and store them for the winter.
Dahlia Companion Plants: Geranium, Salvia