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    Mick's Peppermint

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

    ☀️ Light Required: Full Sun / Partial Shade
    🌷 Height: 48"
    🌸 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: 2-3
    Mick's Peppermint

    About Mick’s Peppermint

    Discover the Cactus Dahlia Mick's Peppermint - a unique and beautiful flower that is perfect for any garden. These unusual spiky flowers are a delightful sight in the summer border where they will catch the interest and act as a focal point of the summer bulb display.

    • Delicate, white petals (sometimes very light pink) with a dark magenta center and magenta spickles, make it a standout visual statement
    • A breathtaking and fragrant combination of silky, soft petals
    • Easy-to-grow flower with a long blooming season.
    • Stunning texture and fragrance
    • Unique visual statement
    • Create a stunning display in your garden or flowerbed with this eye-catching bloom. 
    • Grows up to a height of 48"
    • Produces fully double-pointed petals which turn backward to create a tubular effect

    How to care for Mick’s Peppermint

    • Dig a hole that is slightly deeper than the tubers and space them about 24 inches apart. Water well and keep the soil moist until the plants are established. 
    • Once they are established, you can reduce the amount of water. 
    • To care for Mick's Peppermint Dahlia, it is important to keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. 
    • Deadhead the flowers regularly to encourage more blooms. 
    • Cut the plant down to the ground in the fall to prepare it for the next growing season.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    It is not necessary to water Mick's Peppermint dahlia every day. Overwatering can actually harm the plant and cause root rot. Instead, it is important to water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. This may vary depending on factors such as the temperature, humidity, and sunlight in the area where the plant is located.

    Dahlia plants prefer consistently moist but well-draining soil, so be sure to water thoroughly but allow excess water to drain away. In general, it is better to underwater than overwater the plant, so monitor the soil moisture and adjust the watering schedule accordingly.

    To plant Mick's Peppermint dahlias in the ground, start by selecting a location with well-draining soil and full sun exposure. Dig a hole that's twice as wide and deep as the dahlia tuber. Mix some compost or organic fertilizer into the soil and place the tuber in the hole with the "eye" facing upwards. Cover the tuber with soil, leaving about 2 inches of soil above it.

    Water the area thoroughly and keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. As the plant grows, provide support such as a stake or trellis if needed. Fertilize every few weeks and pinch off the side shoots to promote larger blooms.

    The number of Mick's Peppermint Dahlia tubers to plant together depends on several factors, including the size of the planting area, the desired density of plants, and the spacing requirements for the particular variety of Dahlia. Generally, Mick’s Peppermint dahlia tubers should be planted about 24 inches apart and 4-5 inches deep.

    For Mick's Peppermint Dahlia, which is a medium-sized variety, it is recommended to plant 3-5 tubers together in a group. This spacing allows the plants to grow and spread without crowding each other and ensures that they have adequate space for their roots to develop. But again, the answer to this question is completely dependent on the size of the pot, container, planting area or landscape.

    The best fertilizer for Mick's Peppermint dahlias would be a mixed fertilizer with (almost) equal parts nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, such as a 5-10-10 or 10-20-20 fertilizer (be gentle with the Nitrogen). Nitrogen will encourage lush green foliage, phosphorus will support healthy root development, and potassium will aid in flower production.

    It's important to fertilize dahlias regularly throughout the growing season, starting with a slow-release fertilizer at planting and then following up with liquid fertilizers every 2-4 weeks. Additionally, incorporating organic matter, such as compost or aged manure, into the soil can provide additional nutrients and improve soil structure for healthier plant growth.

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