Dahlia ‘Harvest Samantha’ (Sin/Lil)

Dahlia are tuberous rooted perennials with pinnately divided leaves and showy flower-heads, double in many cultivars, in summer and autumn

Single-flowered Lilliput dahlias are dwarf plants to 40cm tall, with single flowers to 3cm across, and are well suited to container cultivation

‘Harvest Samantha’ grows to 70cm in height, with single, deep rose-pink flowers 5.5cm across

Common Name: dahlia ‘Harvest Samantha’
Family: Asteraceae
Color flower: Dark Pink in Autumn or Summer
Hardiness: H3 (half hardy – unheated greenhouse/mild winter)
Color foliage: Green in Autumn or Summer
Height: 0.5-1 metres
Habit: Clump-forming
Habit: Aphids, leaf miners, glasshouse red spider mite and slugs are common pests. Earwigs sometimes damage blooms. Capsid bug and caterpillars are occasional pests
Pruning: Deadhead to prolong flowering. Cut back to near ground level in the autumn, before lifting and storing for the winter
Spreadid: North-facing
Time to ultimate height: 1-2 years
Exposure: Grow in fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil, enriched with organic matter and general purpose fertiliser, in full sun. Pinch out growing tips to encourage bushy plants and stake. Water freely in dry periods. Lift and store tubers in autumn to replant or use as a source of cuttings in spring
Garden characteristics: City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Cut Flowers or Patio/Container Plants