Dahlia ‘Color spectable’
Color spectable dahlias are really spectacular. The orange petals, with warm tones, that turn almost white at the tips transport us to the summer sensations.
The flowers can reach 25cm in diameter and their colors vary throughout the day according to the incidence of light.
Cooler tones, almost pink, in the morning, and more intense and warm oranges at the end of the day.
These Dahlias are perfect for flower beds and borders or grown as cut flowers. They bloom all summer until autumn!
Plant profileCommon name: Dahlia Color spectable
Scientific name: Dahlia 'Color spectable'
Plant type: Bulbs
Height: 50cm - 1.5m
Spread: 50cm - 1.5m
Flower color: Orange
Season of interest: Autumn, Summer
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained
Garden type: City & Courtyard Gardens, Informal Garden, Patio & Container Garden
Planting type: Containers & Pots, Cut Flowers, Flower borders and bedding
Dahlia ‘Color spectable’ is from the Semicactus group of dahlias. The flowers of this type of dahlia are completely double, similar to cactus dahlias. However, they have petals with a broader base and the edges are usually curved towards the tips. Know all the dahlia types.
How to plant Dahlia ‘Color spectable’
Dahlia ‘Color spectable’, like all dahlias, appreciates fertile soil with good drainage. They like to be planted in full sun and fed regularly to produce abundant flowers.
Stake and support the stems of the taller varieties or varieties with large, heavy flowers.
Dahlias do not like strong winds or that the soil remains moist and cold.
The tubers must be lifted off the ground or protected with mulch if temperatures in the area remain below zero for many days in winter.
If you pick the flowers regularly or deadhead flowers that start to wither, the plants will respond by producing more flowers.