Dahlias "Mignon" is an annual compact plant with a variety of colors of inflorescences. Dahlias "Mignon" differ from simple dahlias by their lower sizes, usually not exceeding 40-50 cm in height. They do not require any additional supports and flower long and very abundantly. "Mignon" is perfect for the front edge of the kerb, as well as for container seats for decoration of terraces, balconies and verandas. It is easy to grow from seeds, but prefers a seedling method and easily transplants. It is better to leave a bigger distance between individual specimens, as the bushes grow very much later.
Growing & Care For Dahlias Throughout The Season
Growth Habit: Dahlias grow quickly, producing bush plants and flowering in the first season.
Watering: Water regularly, and try to keep your foliage dry. Avoid overwatering, as soggy soil can lead to rotting tubers. We recommend less frequent, but deep watering.
Fertilizing: Dahlias respond dramatically to feeding. After all, they are making large potato-like roots, and the more food they get, the more root mass they'll make. This not only increases your growth of leaves and flowers, it also increases your tuber clump for an even bigger show the following summer.
Mulching: In very hot, dry areas, you may want to mulch to help retain moisture, but in most areas, we recommend skipping mulch so that the soil can stay warmer and foliage can stay dry.
Pests & Diseases: Dahlias are surprisingly free of most pests. Most years I've grown them, I've needed no spray or other insecticide. But they can be a magnet for slugs. Be ready with slug bait, and watch for them. Slugs can do lots of damage in no time.