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Botanical name: Dahlia 'Allan Sparkes'
Other names: Dahlia 'Allan Sparkes'
Variety or cultivar: 'Allan Sparkes' _ 'Allan Sparkes' is a small-flowered waterlily type dahlia with an erect habit. Its divided leaves are dark-green. In summer and autumn it bears light rose-purple flowers.
Dahlia 'Allan Sparkes' is: Deciduous
Flower: Rose-pink, Purple in Summer; Purple, Rose-pink in Autumn
Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn
Habit: Clump-forming, Erect
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Diseases: May also be susceptible to fungal rots and and viruses.
Pruning: Deadhead to prolong flowering. Cut to near ground level in autumn.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Dahlia 'Allan Sparkes' (Dahlia 'Allan Sparkes') will reach a height of 1.4m and a spread of 0.6m after 1-2 years.
Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging
Cultivation: Grow in a fertile, humus-rich well-drained soil in full sun. Pinch out growing tips to encourage bushy plants. Stake if required. Water freely in dry periods. Lift and store tubers in autumn.
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|Soil types:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Alkaline, Neutral|
|Hardiness:||Tender in frost (H3)|
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