'Thomas Edison' is an outstanding and well-loved, decorative type Dahlia. It blooms in mid-summer and will produce flowers right through til Autumn. Flowers are large, held on sturdy stems and are a gorgeous shade of a rich plum/purple, with outer petals slowly maturing to a magenta pink. One of our favourites as it so easy to mix with other colours and varieties. Goes particularly well with other red, black and even white flowers. They make sublime cut flowers and you will be able to fill a vase for weeks, this also encourages even more flowers to form. Grows to a max height of around 100cms. This plant is supplied as a single tuber. Best time to plant is in April. To plant them, dig a hole at least 20-30cm square and around 20-30cm deep for each one. Cover the base of the hole with 10cms of compost, or manure and give it a good dousing with a full watering can and then plant the dahlia at a depth of 15cms. Plant in a sunny spot and keep moist yet well-drained. It will need to be lifted in winter - once the foliage dies back simply dig it up and store in a cool, frost free location.
IF ORDERING EARLY, PLEASE NOTE THAT WE SHIP THIS ITEM BETWEEN MARCH & THE END OF APRIL TO ENSURE IT ARRIVES IN PRISTINE CONDITION, AT THE IDEAL PLANTING TIME.