Dahlia bloom long and long. This is good news, which is why every year more and more fans appear at these flowers. There are more than 10 thousand varieties of dahlias, and sometimes the eyes run, which one to choose for planting. Let's tell about a grade a dahlia of Tartan, a photo and the description are given below.
This variety is known for a long time, it was bred in New Zealand and from there it was introduced to the territory of Europe in 1950. The plant is tall, belongs to the class of ornamental. In height, it reaches 130 centimeters, which can be considered a record. The flower itself belongs to the category of large, the average diameter exceeds 15 centimeters.
Dahlia Tartan is a bright representative, he will amaze anyone with his amazing color. Petals are feather-shaped, wavy at the edges. Cherry color with white strokes. In the garden, the plant looks great. Period of continuous flowering in the central region: from July to September. Peduncle length is 45-50 centimeters. At the same time at least four flowers bloom on the bush. Requires garters, although flower stalks are durable, practically do not break.
Tubers are well stored under the conditions, resistant to some viruses and diseases. It is recommended to purchase tubers not with hands, but in specialized stores from the manufacturer. This will eliminate the possibility of buying a fake.
Growing Dahlia Tartan
In order for Tartan dahlia to bloom well, it is necessary to create a certain microclimate for this. In general, the following growth parameters are ideal for all varietal dahlias with rare exceptions.
The place for the plant should be chosen sunny, but hidden from the gusting wind and drafts. Does not tolerate low sites and marshiness. The minimum area should be lit 6 hours during the day.
Likes dahlia varieties Tartan soil rich in humus, but can be grown on any soil. If they are poor, fertilizer will have to be applied before planting and during the flowering period. The required acidity is 6.5-6.7 pH. In the fall of the selected area digging.
Once the threat of frost disappears, you can plant dahlias. Often this happens in late May or early June. The volume of the hole should be three times the volume of the tuber itself. Immediately set the number to the future, the plant was convenient to tie.
As a fertilizer for dahlias, you can use superphosphate and re-ripened manure in small quantities. It is not necessary to plant tubers in the area where asters have previously grown. Also, after flowering, it is recommended to change the place of planting, letting the soil rest for a year or two.
In autumn, the dahlia tubers are dug up and stored in a cool place, for example, in a closet or cellar.
Dahlia Tartan Reviews
Dahlia varieties Tartan like many, about it you can find reviews on the Internet. Some of them we posted here.Ekaterina Peskova, Korolev Dahlia I plant in the front garden right in the courtyard of the apartment building. Tartan is a very beautiful variety, unpretentious in care. I keep the tubers on the loggia, it is cool there in the winter. Sofia Semenova, Saratov I have many dahlias, and I have been looking for the Tartan variety for a very long time. I bought it a couple of times on the market, but it turned out to be completely different. And once I found my dahlia Tartan over the Internet. The flower is large, the plant is high, I did not grow above 1.1 meters. It blooms in July and adorns our small garden until the end of September. For the winter they always dig up the tubers, they do not tolerate wintering. It is not necessary to plant on the outskirts in completely blown places - it will grow badly.
Dahlia Tartan in the care is not picky, she is very beautiful and will be a long time to please the eye. It is a pleasure to grow it!