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    Ben Huston

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    🚚 Shipping Starts: Sold out for season 2024
    📦 Quantity per Package: 1 Big Tuber

    ☀️ Light Required: Full sun / Partial Shade
    🌷 Height: 40''
    🌸 Blooming Period: Jul - Sep
    🌱 Bulb Size: I (Top Size)
    Planting Distance: 24"
    Planting Depth: 2"
    📍 Hardiness Zone: Zone 8-10
    🦌 Deer Resistant: No
    💐 Minimum Bulbs for Effect: 1-2
    Ben Huston

    About Ben Huston

    Ah, the Dahlia Ben Huston, an excellent choice for any garden enthusiast! This particular Dahlia cultivar boasts vibrant, eye-catching blooms that draw attention effortlessly. Its petals, an exquisite blend of orange, yellow, and apricot, create a mesmerizing sight that elevates any landscape. This color combination is really beautiful and elegant. 

    • Striking bicolor blooms: rich hues of orange and yellow interplay to form stunning floral displays.
    • Large flower size: each bloom measures an impressive diameter, making them a focal point in any garden.
    • Sturdy stems: robust and tall, they offer excellent support to the lavish blossoms.
    • Prolific bloomer: throughout the growing season, expect a continuous parade of these magnificent flowers.
    • Dinnerplate Dahlia variety
    • 40’’ height

    How to plant and take care of Dahlia Ben Huston

    • Planting depth: set the tubers 4-6 inches deep in well-draining soil during the spring after the last frost.
    • Sunlight: provide ample sunlight; aim for at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily.
    • Watering: keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water deeply once or twice a week, especially during dry spells.
    • Fertilization: apply a balanced fertilizer once a month to support healthy growth.
    • Maintenance: deadhead spent blooms regularly to encourage continuous flowering.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Deadheading Ben Huston Dahlias, which involves removing spent or faded flowers, encourages the plant to produce more blooms. By eliminating these spent blooms, you redirect the plant's energy from seed production towards growing new flowers. This practice prompts the dahlia to focus on continuous flower production throughout the growing season, resulting in a more abundant display of beautiful blooms. Regular deadheading is recommended, ideally removing the fading flowers as soon as they start to wilt or lose their vibrancy. This simple maintenance task can significantly enhance the overall flowering performance of your Ben Huston Dahlias.

    When planting Ben Huston Dahlia tubers alongside other tubers, it's advisable to give them enough space to thrive without overcrowding. Generally, you should aim to plant Dahlia tubers at a distance of 24 inches apart from other tubers. This spacing allows ample room for each plant to develop, receive adequate nutrients, access sunlight, and prevent competition for resources. Providing this space between tubers promotes healthy growth and allows the Ben Huston Dahlias to exhibit their full beauty without being constrained by neighboring plants.

    Ben Huston Dahlia tubers thrive in locations that offer full sun exposure, preferably receiving at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day. Planting them in well-draining soil enriched with organic matter encourages healthy root development and robust growth. Aim for soil with a pH between 6.5 and 7.0, which is slightly acidic to neutral. Additionally, ensure adequate air circulation around the plants to prevent diseases and maintain optimal growing conditions. Whether in garden beds or containers, providing these ideal conditions will support the Ben Huston Dahlias in producing vibrant blooms and maintaining their overall health.

    Once Ben Huston Dahlias have finished flowering, it's essential to continue caring for them to prepare for the next growing season. Start by deadheading spent flowers regularly to encourage further blooming. As the fall approaches and the foliage begins to yellow and die back naturally, this is the signal to prepare the bulbs for winter. Cut back the stems to about 4-6 inches (10-15 centimeters) above the soil level and carefully dig up the bulbs. Clean off excess soil and allow the bulbs to dry in a well-ventilated area for a few days. Store them in a cool, dry place over the winter, preferably in peat moss or sawdust, to protect them from frost. Replant them in the spring after the last frost date in your area for another beautiful display of flowers.

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