Decorative dahlias - the most popular and numerous class. They are distinguished by large, bright colors of various shades.
Mystery Day dahlias are very spectacular, growing well in most Russian regions.
The variety is characterized by:
- Abundant and long flowering;
- Highly decorative;
- Compact size of the bush;
- Resistance to fungal diseases;
- Does not require a garter.
Bush and flowers are strong enough, do not lose their shape after heavy rains and wind.
Dahlia Mystery Day blooms in mid-July, flowering continues until the first frost.
Mystery Day dahlia variety was bred in Holland. Refers to decorative dahlias.
The flower is terry, claret color, tips of petals are white. Petals are flat, with a pointed end. The size of the inflorescence - up to 20 cm.
The height of the bush up to 90 cm. The bush is neat, does not crumble. The leaves are pinnate, large, dark green. Stems are strong, densely leafy.
Suitable for group plantings, flowers can be used for cutting.
The Mystery Day variety requires a location in a well-lit area. May grow in partial shade.
Dahlia tubers are planted in the middle or end of May when warm weather sets in. Before landing they can be germinated. To do this, the tubers are placed in calcined wet sand, perlite, or another substrate. For normal growth, sprouts need good lighting, at least 12 hours. During planting sprouts should not exceed 30 cm.
Important! You can not plant flowers of this variety in the area where water can stagnate. Dahlia tubers can not tolerate overwetting.
Pit for planting tubers prepared in advance. The depth of the pit should correspond to the size of the tuber, the root neck of the flower should be no deeper than 3 cm under the ground. 1–2 liters of compost is introduced into the landing pit, and a fertilizer complex, if the soil is clay, add sand.
When sprouts reach 40-50 cm, pinching is carried out, removing the top of the shoots. It helps to make the bush more branchy, to increase the number of flower stalks.
During the growing season, flowers may need to be treated with insecticides. The most damage is caused by aphids, mites, slugs and bronzovka. Sucking insects weaken the plant, slugs and bronzovka eat away blooming flowers.
Storage of tubers
The most crucial period in growing flowers of the Mystery Day variety is winter storage of tubers. If stored improperly, they can rot, dry, and suffer from insects and rodents.
The optimum temperature for storage is about 5-7 degrees Celsius. When subzero temperature dahlia tubers are dying.
Before storing, the dug tubers are thoroughly washed and treated with disinfectants. After washing, they must be thoroughly dried.Tip! Professionals for the successful storage of tubers using waxing.
It is easy to hold at home. Dahlia tubers are evenly covered with warm paraffin, allowed to cool, then stored for storage.
Storage containers must have openings for ventilation, dahlia tubers emit moisture during storage. It is necessary to inspect them 1-2 times a month in order to moisten or dry them in time.Important! Dahlia tubers must not be stored completely packed in plastic wrap.
Cultivation of these magnificent flowers can bring not only pleasure, but also additional income. Bright flowers dahlias are willing to buy, florists use them to compose flower arrangements. This is a universal flower, a bouquet of dahlias can be presented to men and women of any age.