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Dahlia Happy Days Purple (Bedding) in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Dahlia 'Hdpu165' (Happy Days Series) syn. Dahlia 'Happy Days Purple'

 

Dahlia 'Happy Days Purple' (Bedding)

The bedding dahlia is an annual and is easiest to grow as new plants are often raised from seed and it requires little attention after planting out. Always dig in organic matter before planting out and dead head regularly to prolong the flowering. Dahlias are thirsty and hungry plants. Water in dry weather and occasionally feed with liquid fertiliser. A well drained fertile soil is needed as is a sunny spot. Happy Days Dahlias are a new range of dwarf Dahlias producing an masses of colourful flower that contrasts with the bronze/green coloured foliage. They are ideal for growing at the front of a border as they only grow to around 30-40cm, as well as being ideal for pots and containers. 'Happy Days Purple' has single purple flowers with a darker zone in the center.

 
plant Features
  • Dahlia Happy Days Purple (Bedding) likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Dahlia Happy Days Purple (Bedding) likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Dahlia Happy Days Purple (Bedding) is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Dahlia Happy Days Purple (Bedding) likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Dahlia 'Happy Days Purple' (Bedding)

Latin name

Dahlia 'Hdpu165' (Happy Days Series) syn. Dahlia 'Happy Days Purple'

type

Annual

family

Asteraceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Dahlia Happy Days Purple (Bedding) likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Dahlia Happy Days Purple (Bedding) is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Dahlia Happy Days Purple (Bedding) likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Dahlia Happy Days Purple (Bedding) likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Dahlia Happy Days Purple (Bedding) is 0.30meters x 0.30meters 0.30 M 0.30 M

Dahlia 'Hdpu165' (Happy Days Series) syn. Dahlia 'Happy Days Purple'

The bedding dahlia is an annual and is easiest to grow as new plants are often raised from seed and it requires little attention after planting out. Always dig in organic matter before planting out and dead head regularly to prolong the flowering. Dahlias are thirsty and hungry plants. Water in dry weather and occasionally feed with liquid fertiliser. A well drained fertile soil is needed as is a sunny spot. Happy Days Dahlias are a new range of dwarf Dahlias producing an masses of colourful flower that contrasts with the bronze/green coloured foliage. They are ideal for growing at the front of a border as they only grow to around 30-40cm, as well as being ideal for pots and containers. 'Happy Days Purple' has single purple flowers with a darker zone in the center.


Flowering Season

From Mid Summer TO Mid Autumn

Bedding dahlia will flower from early mid-summer through to autum or the arrival of the first frost. The season can be prolonged by regular dead heading.

 

Propogation by seed

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Sow seeds under glass during late winter in boxes of seed compost. Germinate at a temperature of 16C. Prick off the seedlings when large enough to handle, first into boxes and then into 3 inch pots. Harden the young plants off in a cold frame from early spring onwards then plant out in late spring or when danger of frost is over.

 

Planting bedding Dahlia

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Don’t be in a hurry to plant; dahlias will struggle in cold soil. Ground temperature should reach 60°F. Wait until all danger of spring frost is past before planting. Don’t be in a hurry to plant; dahlias will struggle in cold soil. Ground temperature should reach 60°F. Wait until all danger of spring frost is past before planting.

 
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