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Burlesca Dahlia Tubers

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  • Colour: Apricot, plum and yellow
  • Foliage: Mid-green
  • Flower Size: 6cm
  • Type: Pompom
  • Cutting: Yes
  • Height/Spread: 1m x 60cm
  • Flowering: July to November
  • Planting Months: End February to July
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Description

Burlesca: Pom Pom Dahlia Tubers

A wonderful blend of colours, it would be hard not to find a place in your garden for at least one or three Burlesca Dahlias. The 6cm apricot pompom blooms on compact plants are shaded with dusky pink and yellow, turning plum as they age. This warm combination seems to fit perfectly with most colour schemes. The tightly inrolled petals form a honeycomb pattern and the slim stems turn crimson as they mature, held above attractive mid-green foliage.
It is wonderful for cutting, especially when mixed with large-flowered dahlias in darker colours.
Browse our other Pom Pom Dahlias or our full range of Dahlias here.

Burlesca has excellent weather tolerance, flowering profusely until the first frosts. At a compact 1m tall, it goes well in a container and the small flower heads are fairly wind resistant for a dahlia.

Features

  • Colour: Blends of apricot, plum and yellow
  • Foliage: Mid-green divided leaves
  • Flower Size: 6cm across
  • Type: Pompom Dahlia
  • Cutting: Yes
  • Height/Spread: 1m x 60cm
  • Flowering: July to November
  • Outdoor Planting Months: March to July

Growing Burlesca 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.

Did You Know?

Burlesca combines all the best modern breeding techniques it has only been on the market since 2012.

Planting Instructions

If you ignore seed, Dahlias can be planted at three stages: as tubers, rooted cuttings and pot-grown plants.

Tubers can be planted at any time from March onwards. The hole should be at least double the diameter of the tuber laid out on the ground. Incorporate about 25% well rotted compost and if drainage is in any way doubtful then add plenty of horticultural grit as well. Plant one tuber per hole, leaving 60-80 cms between plants (depending on final size) and make sure the tuber is covered with 10-12 cms (4-5") of soil. This is important as it will insulate the tuber against frosts in March-May as they will take a couple of months to show.

Rooted cuttings, which are available from early April onwards, will need to be potted up and kept in a sunny and frost free place until they are ready to be planted out in mid May. Their treatment then is the same as for tubers except they are planted level with rather than 10 cms below the surrounding soil level.

Pot grown plants are not delivered until June, and are then planted out immediately in the same way as an established rooted cutting.

The more you deadhead, the more flowers you'll get.