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Dahlia 'Duet'

Description: A compact and freely branching robust Dahlia with bicolour flowers of deep red with white tips to each petals. The anemone form of this variety are rain resistant. A very worthwhile new introduction which if planted in groups will produce excellent and effective colour throughout late summer.

Uses: This variety is good for a mixed border, a specialist dahlia border and also for container and patio use.  Particularly effective if planted with straight red or straight white coloured dahlias to make a wonderful show.

Climate/Position: Sunny position

Height/Spread: Up to 1 metre tall

Soil Requirements: Moist well drained.

Pruning: Deadheading will promote production of more flowers for continued heavy flowering display.

Special Requirements: Though traditionally Dahlias are lifted after flowering and the first frost in the autumn, in southern parts of the UK and in free draining soil then the tubers (roots) can be left in the soil for overwintering.  If lifted then dry first for a week and then store in cool dry frost free location just covered in slightly moist peat or compost.  Pot up or plant out in the spring.

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