Pompon dahlia Little Robert will produce flowers all summer long which are a striking reddish purple on a white background. The flowers of Pompon dahlia Little Robert have lovely round heads, hence the name. A very showy group of dahlias which are ideal for gardens and containers. Dahlias are fantastic for providing colour for any garden and are easy to grow.
The Dahlia tubers of Little Robert can be started off indoors from January to March. Plant them out into the garden or containers after the fear of frost has passed. This is normally towards the end of April but can be earlier in the south and in coastal areas. Alternatively plant direct into the garden when the soil has warmed up and the fear of all frosts have passed. Cultivate soils to a depth of 20cms and plant tubers so that the top of the tuber is 5cms below the soil surface. Soils are best manured in the winter before planting as the young roots of dahlias do not like fresh manure around them.
Our Tip: Dahlias can be left out over winter in well drained soils, just mulch to give added protection.
Remove dead flower heads to ensure a summer of flowers and remember to feed during the leaf and flower stage with something like bone meal or tomorite.
Flowering Height: 36-38″ (90-100cm)
Flowering Period: July to first frosts.
Soil type: Free draining humus rich soils, in heavier soils add grit to help with drainage.
Aspect: Semi shade to full sun.
Can also be grown in tubs and containers. For further growing advice visit Tims tips/dahlias on you tube.