Spacing Single Plants: 1' 11" (60cm) each way (minimum) Rows: 1' 7" (50cm) with 1' 11" (60cm) row gap (minimum) Sow and Plant Dahlias are often sold as dormant crowns consisting of several connected tubers.
Asiatic hybrids tolerate temperatures to -35F (-37C), but taller Oriental lilies and hybrids are hardy to -25F (-32C). Smaller Asiatic lilies grow to only 36in (90cm) tall and work well as feature plants that bloom in early summer.
As the flowers fade in the garden, trim them off with scissors or pruning shears if you want to prevent reseeding. Cut when one third of the bell-shaped florets are open. Notes Easy to grow and long-lived in many climates, muscari is a great low-maintenance...
When bulbs form and the tops of the plants fall over, pull them and cure in a warm place for about 10 days before storing. Notes Onions respond to changing day length. Crop Rotation Group Allium (Onion family) ● Soil Fertile, well drained soil with...
Feeding Topdress with rich compost in spring, when new growth appears. Large, double-flowered varieties are prone to falling over when the blossoms get heavy with rain. Cover the bulbs to four times their depth with loose soil.
Cover the bulbs with 3in inches (8 cm) of soil. Allow unharvested flowers to remain in the garden until they set seed, if possible. Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.
Harvesting Dig up bulbs in summer when one third of the leaves become dry and lose their green color. Frost tolerant Yes. Notes Use hardy Rocambole types in cold climates. Among the most deer-resistant of all edibles.
Harvesting Seeds can be gathered and re-sown in early summer. Spacing Single Plants: 3" (10cm) each way (minimum) Rows: 3" (10cm) with 3" (10cm) row gap (minimum) Sow and Plant Set out dormant bulbs from late summer to early winter, planting them 4in...
Feeding Topdress with rich compost in spring, when new growth appears. Tommasinianus are not tempting to deer. Spacing Single Plants: 3" (10cm) each way (minimum) Rows: 3" (10cm) with 3" (10cm) row gap (minimum) Sow and Plant Set out dormant bulbs from...
As the flowers fade in the garden, trim them off with scissors or pruning shears. Mature buds will continue to expand and open after the stems are cut. Daylilies with dark red blossoms often do best with slight afternoon shade.
As the flowers fade in the garden, trim them off with scissors or pruning shears. Harvesting When using ornamental alliums as cut flowers, make a clean cut with a sharp knife or razor blade when less than half of the florets are open.
Be sure to apply the soap spray to leaf undersides and crevices. Clip off and compost stems holding aphid clusters. They are often found in dense clusters on tender new growth. Preventing Problems: Check plants often for early outbreaks.
As the flowers fade in the garden, trim them off with scissors or pruning shears. The remaining florets will continue to open indoors for several days. Notes Hyacinths can be interplanted with daffodils and tulips, and they are not difficult to force...
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area. When bulbs form and the tops of the plants fall over, pull them and cure in a warm place for about 10 days before storing.
Harvesting Snip tender young leaves as needed in the kitchen. Position Full sun. Chop the pulled seedlings into salads. Notes When the bulb is the size of an egg, surround it with 6 inches of loose mulch to help it plump up.
Feeding Drench plants with a water soluble organic plant food one month after setting them out. Spacing Single Plants: 11" (30cm) each way (minimum) Rows: 11" (30cm) with 1' 3" (40cm) row gap (minimum) Sow and Plant Start with purchased plants, or start...
Harvesting Harvest in early summer when the tops begin to fail, and the bulbs have divided into several plump bulblets. Position Full sun. Alternatively, plant first thing in spring, or grow from seed and set out seedlings in early spring.
During the day, earwigs often can be found under pots or flats that contain damaged plants. Replace the lid, and put the trap where earwigs are likely to be present, such as near the base of large planters or between cabbage plants.
The most stalwart members of the turnip tribe, rutabagas are a rustic cross between wild turnip and cultivated cabbage that came about in Scandinavia, Russia or perhaps Lithuania in the late Middle Ages.
It's also an outstanding performer in a vase where it happily flowers for up to 10 days. The pinwheeled blooms of 'Pennhill Watermelon' Dinner Plate Dahlia are frilly and feminine and oh so fabulous! The pink-a-licious petals twist and twirl, lending...
✓ Easy to Grow
✓ Full Sun
Foliage: Serrated oval-shaped green foliage.
Soil Type: Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Bulb Spacing: 1 bulb/tuber per sq. ft.
Common Name: Penhill Watermelon Dinner Plate Dahlia
The plants grow quickly and some grow quite tall, always with lush deep green foliage. A semi dinner plate dahlia that produces an abundance of 4” wide blooms on sturdy stalks, plant 'Fire Pot' in full sun and cut fresh flowers often to inspire the...
Soil Type: Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Additional Information: Perennial in zones 8-10. Annual in zones 3-7.