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    Mingus Alex

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

    ☀️ Light Required: Full sun / Partial Shade
    🌷 Height: 44''
    🌸 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
    Mingus Alex

    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.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Mingus Alex Dahlias are generally considered easy to grow, making them a fantastic choice for both novice and experienced gardeners. With proper care and the right conditions, these bulbs tend to thrive and produce vibrant blooms. To cultivate Mingus Alex Dahlias successfully, ensure they receive adequate sunlight, well-draining soil, and regular watering. Their low maintenance requirements make them an excellent addition to gardens, providing beautiful flowers throughout the growing season.

    When it comes to choosing the best potting soil for Mingus Alex Dahlias, a well-balanced mix is key. Opt for a high-quality potting soil enriched with organic matter, ensuring it offers proper drainage to prevent waterlogging, which can cause bulb rot. A blend of peat moss, compost, and perlite or sand for better aeration can create an ideal growing medium for these plants. This type of soil provides the necessary nutrients and structure for healthy dahlia growth and robust flowering.

    Typically, Mingus Alex Dahlias will bloom in their first year if planted under suitable conditions. However, the exact timing of the blooms may vary based on factors like the bulb's size, planting time, environmental conditions, and care provided. Providing optimal growing conditions, including proper sunlight, well-draining soil, adequate water, and occasional fertilization, can encourage earlier and more abundant blooming in the first year itself.

    Mingus Alex Dahlias are known for their ability to come back year after year, given the right care and growing conditions. These plants are perennials, meaning they have the potential to return and bloom in subsequent years if their bulbs are protected during winter in regions with harsh climates. Proper winterization techniques, such as mulching or digging up and storing the bulbs in colder climates, can help ensure their survival and reappearance for multiple growing seasons, delighting gardeners with their stunning blooms each year.

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