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Really proud of my enormous Cactus Dhalia

Just wanted to show my enormous Cactus Dhalia. Grew it this year for the first time and the flowers are bigger than my hand and I have pretty large hands for a


  • That is truly glorious! They seem to've really enjoyed the hot spell, we grew one up our allotment which was about 9" across :)
  • Thank you Mikey. Yours sound gorgeous too.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,749
    isn't it heart warming when something does so well?
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,309
    Fabulous @westcliff53 - and looks very healthy too, with plenty more buds to come  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,383
    They've been lovely this year and will go on till autumn, combination of early rain and hot sun. Just a good balance. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,184
    I remember my Grandad having some similar to that (in various different colours).  He used to call them dinnerplate dahlias.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • How lovely, dahlias always remind me of my childhood, we used to get bunches given from kind neighbors and we had to shake the earwigs out before we brought them in to the house. !
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,841
    That's lovely.  I have a similar one a bit more flame coloured and it's flwoered its socks off for weeks now and still has many more to come.  However, they are all very short stemmed.

    I am new to growing them so know almost nothing about dahlias beyond basic care so wonder if this is due to drought or just a feature of this variety.  Label long gone.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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