Dahlia and Dung

Rich BRich B Posts: 95

Hi again

I want to plant some Arabian Night Dahlias in my front garden this year. Its North facing and doesnt get much (if any) sun during the summer days. I was told Dahlias will grow anywhere if the have plenty of horse manure. 


Is This True????

Also i want them to be as Dark/Black as possible, any tips on this??



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,050

    Hi Rich

    I think they'll need some sun as well as muck

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806


    Dahlias like warmth, sun and moisture to flower properly-north facing. no sun is not ideal-the dung will help -but not if it is fresh-any organic matter will do -just to retain moisture

    You cannot alter the shade-it will do- what it will do-bit like asking can I make a white rose even whiter-you cantimage

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