Dahlia ‘Ellen Houston’
Dahlia Ellen Houston is a small dahlia, reaching 40 to 45 cm in height and width.
Its leaves are dark, almost black and produces flowers of intense color between orange and red. It produces flowers from the middle of summer until autumn.
It is a variety suitable for pot cultivation.
Plant profileCommon name: Dahlia Ellen Houston
Scientific name: Dahlia 'Ellen Houston'
Plant type: Bulbs
Height: 10cm - 50cm
Spread: 10cm - 50cm
Foliage color: Green
Flower color: Orange, Red
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 ‘Ellen Houston’ is from the Decorative group of dahlias. The flowers of this type of dahlia are completely double with no visible central disc. The petals are broad and flat, sometimes twisted, that curl slightly at the edges. Know all the dahlia types.
How to plant Dahlia ‘Ellen Houston’
Dahlia ‘Ellen Houston’, 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.