Good Earth Dahlia Tubers

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Shade Full Sun
Soil Good, Well Drained
Colour Pink (Medium)
Type Tuber
Ornamental Repeat Flowering, Vase Life
Flowering Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Dahlia Good Earth (Cactus)

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Good Earth: Cactus Dahlia Tubers

If you want to evoke the spirit of the competitive dahlia growers of past times, you'll grow no better than Good Earth. A medium cactus variety with large spiky flowers, up to 15cm across, in a mixture of vibrant pink shades. The centres are a deep fuchsia pink and the petals become paler, almost white, as they reach the tips. There's a hint of yellow at the centres of flowers that have just opened, providing a lovely contrast to their deep pink.

The fully double blooms have pointed petals with a slight incurve towards the centres. This shape is typical of cactus-flowered dahlias, which are among the most dramatic of all British garden flowers. Browse our other Cactus Dahlias or our full range of Dahlias here.

It makes an excellent cut flower and looks stunning in a vase with its retro good looks, but we would not recommend it for growing in containers.

Features

  • Colour: Shades of pink with white tips
  • Foliage: Dark green divided leaves
  • Flower Size: Up to 15cm
  • Type: Cactus Dahlia
  • Cutting: Yes
  • Height/Spread: 1m x 50cm
  • Flowering: July to November
  • Outdoor Planting Months: March to July

Growing Good Earth Dahlias

All dahlias do best in deep rich soil with good drainage in a sunny spot. If it is windy they will need staking. They are greedy, thirsty plants so will need watering in dry spells, and they will always flower that little bit better if there is a bit of soluble food in the watering can once every couple of weeks.

It is generally more convenient to put support stakes in at planting time, rather than leaving it until there is foliage in the way.

Planting Companions for Good Earth

Use it in the middle or towards the back of mixed borders where it works as well in pastel coloured planting schemes as in ones designed to catch the eye a little more.

Did You Know?

Introduced in 1952, this Dutch variety was one of the go-to dahlias for the traditional exhibition growers of decades past, and is still sometimes grown today for exhibition in the cactus class at autumn flower shows.

There is not really an official definition of an heirloom variety plant, but a common rule of thumb is "older than 1951", making this one of the very first non-heirloom dahlias.

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