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Dahlia 'Allan Sparkes' (Dahlia 'Allan Sparkes')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.4m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Dahlia 'Allan Sparkes'

Other names

Dahlia 'Allan Sparkes'

Genus

Dahlia Dahlia

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

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Purple, Rose-pink in Summer; Rose-pink, Purple in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Capsid bug , Caterpillars , Earwigs , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf mining moths , Slugs Aphids , Capsid bug , Caterpillars , Earwigs , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf mining moths , Slugs

Diseases

May also be susceptible to fungal rots and and viruses.

Grey mould , Powdery mildew Grey mould , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering. Cut to near ground level in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

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.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Dahlia 'Allan Sparkes'

Other names

Dahlia 'Allan Sparkes'

Genus

Dahlia Dahlia

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.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Purple, Rose-pink in Summer; Rose-pink, Purple in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Capsid bug , Caterpillars , Earwigs , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf mining moths , Slugs

Diseases

May also be susceptible to fungal rots and and viruses.

Specific diseases

Grey mould , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to prolong flowering. Cut to near ground level in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Tender in frost (H3)

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