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Elsie Huston

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Bright, bold 8″ – 10″ pink flower with a fringy edge.  Elsie Huston produces lots of flowers for being a dinnerplate dahlia.  Strong stems and grows to 4 feet in the garden.


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Description

Dahlia tubers ship in the spring


Growers Notes:

    • Dahlias are planted in late spring after the soil has warmed up to 60 degrees
    • Plant around the same time you would plant tomato plants and other warm season crops
    • Add a 4″ layer of compost on the garden bed, and till/mix into the soil.
    • Plant dahlia tubers horizontal (on their sides) in an area that receives 6-8 hours of sunlight per day.
    • Wet Climates: No extra water until sprout is 5”-6” tall, normal spring rains will give the soil and your tubers all the moisture it needs.  Tubers will rot in soggy soils
    • Dry Climates:  Your tubers need moisture in the soil to grow.  If your soil is dry during the spring, water lightly once a week to add and retain moisture in the soil
    • After the dahlia sprout is 6” tall, deep soak every 2-3 days
    • Fertilizer:  Use a slow release, organic fertilizer when you plant, with a low nitrogen number ( low 1st number)  Apply a 5-10-10  granular fertilizer 30 – 60 days after you plant.
    • For more information, please visit our Dahlia Care page

Overall Color
Pink
Specified Color
Bright Pink
Bloom Size
8" - 10" (A & AA)
Classification
Informal Decorative (ID)
Height
4 feet
Foliage Color
Standard
Cutting
Good Cut Flower
Sun / Shade
Full Sun - 6 hours +
Flowering Months
Approx 90 days after planting
Shipped
Single Tuber
Soil
Well drained soil
Planting Depth
4"- 6" deep - Plant horizontal
Container Friendly
Best Planted in a Garden Bed
Deer Resistant
Yes, but protect from deer
Water
Deep soak every 2-3 days AFTER sprout is up and during the growing season