About Mingus Alex
The Mingus Alex Dahlia is a gorgeous, dark red Dahlia with beautiful broad petals. This variety of dahlia showcases rich, velvety red petals with hints of purple, forming an exquisite floral display that commands attention in any garden or bouquet. It is a Dinnerplate Dahlia variety, which means it is one of the larger types of Dahlias. With large flowers, and a long, sturdy stem, is Mingus Alex an eyecatcher in any garden.
- Vivid color: Dahlia Mingus Alex boasts stunning red petals tinged with shades of purple, creating a visually striking appearance.
- Abundant blooms: this dahlia produces an abundance of flowers, ensuring a continuous display of beauty throughout the blooming season.
- Versatile use: perfect for gardens, borders, or as cut flowers, adding elegance to floral arrangements or enhancing outdoor spaces.
- Easy maintenance: low maintenance and easy to grow, making it an ideal choice for both experienced and novice gardeners.
- Dinnerplate Dahlia variety
- 44’’ height
How to plant and take care of Dahlia Mingus Alex
- Choose a sunny location with well-draining soil. Dig a hole and place the tuber ensuring the crown is just below the soil surface. Space multiple bulbs about 12-18 inches apart.
- Provide regular watering, ensuring the soil remains moist but not waterlogged.
- Apply a balanced fertilizer every few weeks during the growing season to encourage healthy growth and blooming.
- As the plant grows, provide support like stakes or cages to prevent the tall stems from bending or breaking.
- In colder climates, dig up the tubers after the first frost, allow them to dry, and store them in a cool, dry place until the next planting season.