Dahlia La Recoleta is probably THE darkest dahlia! A super, rich black-red decorative type. This dahlia produces lots of great flowers right up to the first frosts, which have a good vase life when cut. Because of its beautiful dark-rich colour, this dahlia looks amazing with contrasting lighter flowers such as Dahlia 'Honka Fraglie' or different plants such as Verbena, Crocosmia and Ornamental Grasses, think of the border possibilities!
Plant in full sun in a fertile, well drained soil. Feed regularly throughout the growing season with a liquid fertiliser and water well in dry spells and you will be duly rewarded with many blooms. We strongly recommend staking your dahlia plants as you plant them, they can then grow up through the supports and look completely au natural.