Arbatax Decorative Dahlia Tubers
- Pastel white & pink blooms
- Excellent cut flower
- To 90cm
Arbatax Dahlia Tubers
‘Arbatax’ is a fairly compact, decorative dahlia with white blooms that are delicately edged with lilac-pink. The colours start pale but grow deeper as the flower ages, creating a wonderfully dynamic effect in the garden. The blooms measure about 10-12 centimetres across. A sweet little dahlia with huge appeal.
Dahlia ‘Arbatax’ can reach up to 90 centimetres in height and 50 centimetres in spread.
Dahlia ‘Arbatax’ makes an excellent cut flower. The buds will not open after picking so the blooms are best cut once they are fully open. Picking first thing in the morning or late evening (when moisture content is high) will significantly extend the life of cut flowers, as will conditioning the freshly cut stems in a few centimetres of hot, not quite boiling water, for an hour or so before arranging.
Dahlias are members of the Asteraceae family of plants. They are clump-forming deciduous tuberous perennials with pinnate leaves and showy flowers in summer and autumn. Dahlias are divided into 14 groups according to their flower shape; ‘Arbatax’ belongs to Group 5 and is classed as a Decorative Dahlia. Dahlias are toxic to cats and dogs.
Dahlias are easy to grow and generally free of pests and diseases. You might occasionally need to tackle pests such as slugs and earwigs and diseases such as powdery mildew but good gardening practices, such as appropriate weeding and feeding, together with our range of organic garden products will help keep your dahlias healthy.
‘Arbatax’ makes a useful addition to the cutting garden, where you can team it with suitably softly coloured cosmos, zinnias and sweet peas. It’s perfect for borders too, partnered with a cottagey mix of tulips and alliums, roses and herbaceous perennials.