Dahlia 'American Sunset'
Two Tone Orange Flowers
Formal Decorative Dahlia Type
Ultimate Height 70cm+
Flower Size 8cm
Full Sun, Well Drained, Fertile Soil
Dahlia 'American Sunset' is a lovely new decorative dahlia with rich, two toned orange flowers, the underside of the petal is the darker side. American Sunset has long dark stems and this dahlia makes a good cut flower.
When growth reaches 20-30cm, pinch or snip out the growing tips to promote bushy, strong growth.
Once the frosts are over, plant into a pot or ground in fertile soil in full sun and water well.
TIP! When planting your Dahlia insert 3-4 sturdy canes or stakes around the plant, tie twine or string around the supports and let the dahlia grow up between them, this will support them when they are flowering. This is a much more natural and easier way of growing dahlia rather than trying to do it once the plant has grown tall and also the roots are less likely to be disturbed.